Designing Transportation Systems for Older Adults

1st Edition

Carryl L. Baldwin, Bridget A. Lewis, Pamela M. Greenwood

CRC Press
Published June 17, 2019
Reference - 170 Pages - 31 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482244717 - CAT# K23500
Series: Human Factors and Aging Series

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Summary

This book provides comprehensive information needed to assist with all aspects of designing, delivering, or evaluating transportation systems for use by older adults. It presents the necessary background on aging and human factors issues as well as practical guidelines needed to accommodate older adult transport users.

eBook includes some color figures. 

Features

  • Presents clear design guidance aimed at improving usability among older adults, a too often neglected but fast-growing segment of the transportation system population
  • Includes comprehensive coverage of transportation systems, including the notably important issue of older drivers, but also additional transportation forms including public transportation via bus and subway, air transport, rail, bicycle, and even pedestrians
  • Offers numerous examples throughout of best practices based on both the scientific literature and the content expertise of the authors
  • Discusses practical implications of incorporating the recommended design principles for both older adults and other transport system users
  • Provides useful background about normal age-related changes in sensory, cognitive, and physical abilities that impact older adults and how they interact with transportation systems

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