Category Archives: transport

Coping without a car (3) – What would help?

How can we turn situations – how people cope without a car – into solutions? Let’s hear your suggestions and comments. We tried some lateral thinking and this is what we came up with. Mobilising family resources Having family close … Continue reading

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Coping without a car (2) – How do people cope?

Keep the car Older people adjust to life without private transport in a variety of ways. They may travel by different modes or make changes to their lifestyles. We found that some keep their cars even when they no longer … Continue reading

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Coping without a car (1) – how does it affect lives?

I showed in my last blog that private transport is the dominant mode for older New Zealanders. So – how does lack of private transport affect their lifestyle and quality of life? A few years ago, the New Zealand Institute … Continue reading

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Getting about – how older people travel

An important factor in older people’s lives is how they get about. We hear about the importance of social interaction, stimulation, participation and contribution for our health and wellbeing, but much of this depends on how easily we can get … Continue reading

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