Inclusive Mobility - Accessibility for Ageing Urban Society



Inclusive Mobility - Accessibility for Ageing Urban Society

Authors

Karel Schmeidler, TU Ostrava, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ivan Fencl, VSB-TU Ostrava / Innovation in Transport

Description

Paper is related to Demographical Changes of European Urban Society and its Impact on mobility, transport and accessibility of elderly.

Abstract

nclusive Mobility - Accessibility for Ageing Urban Society


Karel Schmeidler, PhD. Associated Professor
VSB-TU Ostrava, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Republic
Ivan Fencl, PhD. Associated Professor
VSB-TU Ostrava, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Republic
Innovation in Transport, Czech Republic
E-mail: inovace.cz@email.cz Phone +420 603 422 113


This paper is related to Demographical Changes of European Urban Society and its Impact on mobility, transport and accessibility of elderly. European policy regarding the elderly in cities aims at maintaining their mobility. This is a central element of their integration in society. Urban senior citizens want to stay autonomous and independent as far as possible. Without the possibility to maintain mobility, senior citizens cannot lead an independent life, with many other problems, such as isolation and health problems as a consequence.

Life quality of senior citizens in relation to mobility conditions SIZE – “Life quality of senior citizens in relation to mobility conditions” (project number QLK6-CT-2002-02399) was a project in the framework of the specific research and technological development programme “Quality of life and management of living resources”, key action 6 “The ageing population and disabilities” in EU’s Fifth Framework Programme. Project objectives were as below:

• To explain and to describe the present mobility situation of senior citizens.
• To motivate action from the side of the authorities and other relevant groups.
• To provide guidance for the setting up and the implementation of policies.

The project SIZE had a life span of 3 years and is divided into 4 research areas: State-of-the art & preparatory activities, qualitative studies, standardized survey and finalization & distribution of results.

Publisher

Association for European Transport