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Factors influencing the transport accessibility level - seniors point of view

By Lidia Zakowska and Sabina Pulawska-Obiedowska

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[EN] The growing group of European older inhabitants, namely senior citizens (aged + 65) belong to the most vulnerable group to social exclusion. Transport accessibility is a concept, that can lead to enhancing life quality of seniors, which is shown based on the case study of Cracow, Poland as a European city. 100 seniors, that are living in different areas (urban, suburban), were asked for define different aspects that may influence their travel behaviour. Respondents were indicating their individual concerns connected with travelling, the existing barriers and expected solutions. The goal of the paper is to present the main outcomes of the conducted surveys, in order to present the concept of transport accessibility in the context of the most important factors influencing seniors life quality. The accessibility conditions and barriers, which can affect mobility possibilities and different activities of senior citizens in urban areas, are indicated in the paper. The identification of the crucial aspects of accessibility play an important role in development of sustainable transport system together with sustainable urban design, that will be friendly for all citizens in aging society.Zakowska, L.; Pulawska-Obiedowska, S. (2016). Factors influencing the transport accessibility level - seniors point of view. En XII Congreso de ingeniería del transporte. 7, 8 y 9 de Junio, Valencia (España). Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. 1253-1260. https://doi.org/10.4995/CIT2016.2015.3519OCS1253126

Topics: Accessibility, Urban transport, Ageing society, Krakow
Publisher: 'Universitat Politecnica de Valencia'
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.4995/CIT2016.2015.3519
OAI identifier: oai:riunet.upv.es:10251/90365
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