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Barriers to mobility
Author(s)Alison J Norman
Journal titleIN: The impact of ageing: strategies for care; edited by David Hobman, 1980
PublisherCroom Helm, London, 1980
Pagespp 109-127
KeywordsTransport services ; Accessibility ; Mobility ; Needs [elderly].
AnnotationThe focus is on the barriers to mobility encountered by those who have no easy access to transport, and who may have long distances to travel for the goods and services they need. The author cites evidence from the UK, including research presented at the international conference on Mobility for the Elderly and Handicapped held in Cambridge in 1978. She considers access to private cars, older people as pedestrians, physical and financial access to public transport, use of taxis, and provision by special transport schemes. Political will is needed to pursue transport policies which are genuinely directed towards the common good. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930909051 A
ClassmarkO: 5CA: C4: IK

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