Longer life expectancy combined with improved health and economic conditions will allow old people to enjoy more and for longer time their urban environment if accessibility to places and services is guaranteed. • As the activity space of old people shrinks with growing age, the conditions within the immediate residential environment increase in importance (“ageing in place”). • Analysis of a representative sample of over 65 in Milan and Genoa aiming to explore why old people were unable to take trips and activities because of the perceived inadequacy of the Local Public Transport (LPT) service. • Findings confirm the importance that the perception about high quality LPT service and high quality of life plays in reducing the probability of old people to give up their usual activities, and consequently improve their life satisfaction.

Is Local Public Transport unsuitable for elderly? Exploring the cases of two Italian cities

Landi, Stefano
2021

Abstract

Longer life expectancy combined with improved health and economic conditions will allow old people to enjoy more and for longer time their urban environment if accessibility to places and services is guaranteed. • As the activity space of old people shrinks with growing age, the conditions within the immediate residential environment increase in importance (“ageing in place”). • Analysis of a representative sample of over 65 in Milan and Genoa aiming to explore why old people were unable to take trips and activities because of the perceived inadequacy of the Local Public Transport (LPT) service. • Findings confirm the importance that the perception about high quality LPT service and high quality of life plays in reducing the probability of old people to give up their usual activities, and consequently improve their life satisfaction.
Ageing in place
Customer satisfaction
Local public transport
Mobility
old people
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