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Travel behaviour of mobility-impaired elderly people in rural areas of Germany

Giesel, Flemming (2015) Travel behaviour of mobility-impaired elderly people in rural areas of Germany. 14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport (Transed 2015), 28.-31. Jul 2015, Lissabon, Portugal.

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Abstract

Mobility is of great importance to the elderly. Physical impairments increase with age and may lead to a loss of independence. For the development of supportive measures, it is necessary to obtain a detailed picture of this age group’s mobility patterns. Using the nationwide survey “Mobility in Germany 2008” as a basis, the mobility of elderly people in rural areas will thus be examined in detail. We show that mobility varies depending on age, gender and physical impairment. Women aged over 75 are particularly limited in their mobility options in the countryside. In order to enable this group in particular to have long, independent lives in old age, it is necessary to develop solutions that will meet their needs. Measures to increase transport safety can also make an important contribution to this end.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97767/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Travel behaviour of mobility-impaired elderly people in rural areas of Germany
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Giesel, Flemmingflemming.giesel (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:29 July 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Mobility, Mobility Impairments, Elderly People, Rural Area, Germany
Event Title:14th International Conference on Mobility and Transport (Transed 2015)
Event Location:Lissabon, Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28.-31. Jul 2015
Organizer:Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Deposited By: Giesel, Flemming
Deposited On:19 Aug 2015 12:41
Last Modified:19 Aug 2015 12:41

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