Public Transport in Ageing Societies

The proportion of the population aged 60 and older in western countries is countries is growing steadily. The mobility of older people is therefore of of increasing importance, as this rapid growth can lead to serious traffic problems if, with increasing age, the decites in driving skills become more pronounced as people age. The concentration of older people in rural areas thus presents the latter with a thus poses a variety of problems. Up to now, public transport in rural in rural regions is often designed to serve schoolchildren, and even this is only to a limited extent. Accordingly, these regions are facing new challenges and must adapt their structures accordingly.

Status: landed

Funding:

Basic funding of the Max Planck Society and supported by the funding program „Innovation durch Hochschulen und Forschungseinrichtungen“: Physics of an integrated public transport system, Application-No. 85003731 from the European Regional Development Fund.

Publications

Submitted:

Kersting, M., Kallbach, F., & Schlüter, J. C. (12/2020). For the young and old alike - A comparison of senior citizens’ satisfaction with the true DRT system EcoBus in rural Germany.
submitted@Journal of Transport Geography

Knierim, L. & Schlüter, J. C. (12/2020). The attitude of potentially mobility-impaired people towards demand responsive transport in a rural area in central Germany.
submitted@Journal of Transport Geography

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