All evidence suggests that the elderly population of today and tomorrow will continue to depend on the private car to give them freedom, independence, and choice - as do younger travellers.
Given the demographic changes in the United States, it seems very unlikely that other modes or options can provide anywhere near the level of mobility that the elderly want or need.
Almost three fourths of those over age 65 will live in suburban or rural places after the turn of the century, places where transit and paratransit options are inherently impractical or costly.
These elderly individuals will have made choices about doctors, hospitals, friends, and social and recreational options based on their lifelong access to the car.
Mots-clés Pascal : Vieillard, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Transport voyageur, Besoin, Transport public, Transport privé, Epidémiologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Elderly, Human, United States, North America, America, Passenger transportation, Need, Public transportation, Private transportation, Epidemiology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0463289
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.