Investing in Transport

The Transport Working Group is looking at the barriers to access for older people that prevent them reaching the opportunities that are part of a healthy, fulfilling life. For some older people the barriers arise from having a disability, but for others they stem from being less able to do the things that they could do when younger: they may not be able to walk as far or as fast as they used to, they may find standing for long periods more tiring, they may need toilets more often, they may find handling small coins difficult. There are various ways that the environment can be modified to improve access for older people.