Daily mobility of the elderly: An example from Łódź, Poland

Keywords: daily mobility, the elderly, questionnaire, Lodz, Poland

Abstract

Recently, numerous countries have been facing the issue of population ageing, which poses a formidable challenge for many sectors, including transportation. Alas, there are no detailed or insightful studies that involve the analysis of the elderly, which is why the authors of this paper decided to research the issue to determine which features of mobility are common among senior citizens (aged 60+). In our study, we focused on Bałuty, a district located in Łódź. The applied research tool was an interview questionnaire which consisted of eight questions. Since transportation is a fundamental human need, maintenance of the mobility of the elderly at an acceptable level is crucial as it directly impacts the quality of their life. What is more, a change of motivation and mode of transport is recommended for this age group.

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2020-12-31
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Borowska-StefańskaM, Wiśniewski S, Kowalski M. Daily mobility of the elderly: An example from Łódź, Poland. AGS [Internet]. 2020Dec.31 [cited 2021May8];60(2):57-0. Available from: https://ojs.zrc-sazu.si/ags/article/view/7490