Demographical Changes of European Society and its Impact on Walking and Accessibility of Elderly

Source: Transport Research Centre Brno

Many older people make their journeys by walking. However, pedestrian casualty rates are much higher among people over 60 compared with younger adults, and fatalities of people aged 75 and over account for a quarter of all pedestrian fatalities. Although walking and cycling are recommended to older people as the best way to keep fit and healthy, the conditions are often difficult for older persons.

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