An age friendly transport system
I have developed a model of age friendly transport based on an ecological framework, with different concentric rings surrounding the individual in the middle. Each ring corresponds to a particular factor affecting transport provision for the individual. The concentric nature of the rings shows that all layers have influence on the individual but some are closer to the individual than others. For example, closest to the individual is the neighbourhood level, directly influence people’s connections to community, followed by public or community transport (which has to be accessed through the neighbourhood) and then an outer layer of norms, policies and legislation (which influences both the provision of public and community transport, and the way the neighbourhood looks and feels) . We need to get each layer correct to help people stay connected to their community, especially for those who have limited mobility and for those have do not drive.
Blog: Coalescing age friendly transport research
Musselwhite C.B.A. (2018). Community connections and independence in later life in E.Peel, C.Holland and M.Murray (eds.) Psychologies of Ageing: Theory, Research and Practice. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, pp221-252
Musselwhite, C.B.A. (2016). Vision for an age friendly transport system in Wales, EnvisAGE, Age Cymru, 11, 14-23
Musselwhite, C.B.A. (2019). Age friendly transport solutions. Invited presentation to the 2019 Age Friendly Communities Conference, Bluecoats, Liverpool. 20th March 2019
Musselwhite, C.B.A. (2017). Is the car really necessary for successful ageing? Invited Presentation to the Transport Studies Seminar Series on Mobilities for an Ageing Population, Hilary Term, Oxford University, 21st February. Listen to the presentation here
Musselwhite, C.B.A. (2016). A vision for an age friendly transport system in Wales. Key note invited presentation to the Senedd, Cardiff Bay, Wales. Launch of AgeCymru Envisage report. 13th December.