Difficulties of Older Cyclists and Their Compensation


Thirty cyclists were interviewed (in the three groups 60 to 69 years of age, 70 to 79 years, and older); they lived in the city of Dresden or in towns with good public transport or in rural areas with insufficient public transport in flat areas of Saxony. In in-depth-interviews they were asked for their cycling habits and how they deal with different situations in traffic. They reported for physical and sensory problems which impair them when cycling and how they cope with them. Most interviewees use their bike for errands, visiting friends and the like, two thirds also use it for cycling tours.

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