Transport needs of older people in rural Ireland

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Title: Transport needs of older people in rural Ireland
Authors: Ahern, Aoife
Hine, Julian
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Date: 2010
Abstract: Investment in public transport in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland has been predominantly in urban areas, with the development of a coherent rural transport policy being very much neglected. This has lead to high levels of car dependency in rural areas in both countries. This paper describes a project that focuses on one particularly vulnerable group: older people in rural areas. The project examined the problems that are faced by older people in rural areas in accessing services and carrying out trips in rural areas of Ireland and Northern Ireland. It looked at how unmet transport needs are leading to social exclusion amongst older people, a problem which will only become worse in the future as the population ages and as investment in rural public transport remains low.
Funding Details: Not applicable
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: ITRN
Keywords: Social exclusionOlder people
Subject LCSH: Rural transportation--Ireland
Rural elderly--Services for--Ireland
Transportation and state--Ireland
Social isolation--Ireland
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Ghosh, B. (ed.). Proceedings of the inaugural conference of the Irish Transport Research Network ITRN 2010 31 August-­1st September – University College Dublin, Dublin
Conference Details: Presented at the Irish Transport Research Network, 31 August - 1st September 2010, Dublin, Ireland
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