Category Archives: transport

Enter the Puffin* – A new pedestrian crossing

Judith Davey 24/08/2018 One of the major concerns for older pedestrians in urban areas is the time allowed for crossing roads at traffic lights. I suffer from this myself. Unless I am standing waiting at the kerb for the “green … Continue reading

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How business can respond to an ageing population (and perhaps save the world!)

Judith Davey 1/06/2018 As I observe NZ society in its adaptation to population ageing, I take a special interest in business enterprises which have sprung up in response to this world-changing  trend. The private sector has done a lot better … Continue reading

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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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