Reports: Seniors Transportation

Research has been done across the country in relation to seniors transportation. Statistics Canada provides data on the most common forms of transportation by sex, marital status, number of chronic conditions, and health perception, amongst seniors aged 65 and older. Population and demography statistics provide data and studies relating to causes and consequences of demographic changes, especially aging of the population.

For more general information on healthy aging, transitioning from driving, available ride programs, etc. click here.

Some useful statistical reports:

Profile of seniors’ transportation habits. Martin Turcotte, Statistics Canada. January 23, 2012.

TransLink’s 2008 Regional Trip Diary Survey: Final Report. Mustel Group, February 2010.

Journal of Public Transportation. Special Edition – Rural and Intercity Bus. Vol. 15 No. 3, 2012.

Seniors Alternate Transportation in British Columbia. Bonnie Dobbs et al., Medically At-Risk Driver Centre, University of Alberta, January 2012.

Increasing mobility options for transportation-disadvantaged seniors. Bev Pitman, UWLM. 2012. (Prepared for STAR Training Event, October 2012)

Transportation Planning for an Aging Population in Metro Vancouver: An Assessment of the North Shore Seniors Go Bus Program. Megan Fitzgerald & Silver Harbour Seniors Activity Centre, September 2009.

Vital Signs for Metro Vancouver – Seniors. Vancouver Foundation, 2009.

Seniors and Alternate Transportation Report. Sue McDonald, July 14, 2008.

Pemberton and Mt. Currie Age-Friendly Community Project. Gerotech, December 2007.

The Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute conducts a wide variety of research including work specifically for seniors. Recently they have been investigating the link between the built environment and older adult mobility.

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