Age-friendly buses? A comparison of reported barriers and facilitators to bus use for younger and older adults

Broome, Kierran, Nalder, Emily, Worrall, Linda and Boldy, Duncan (2010) Age-friendly buses? A comparison of reported barriers and facilitators to bus use for younger and older adults. Australasian Journal of Ageing, 29 1: 33-38.


Author Broome, Kierran
Nalder, Emily
Worrall, Linda
Boldy, Duncan
Title Age-friendly buses? A comparison of reported barriers and facilitators to bus use for younger and older adults
Journal name Australasian Journal of Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-6381
1741-6612
Publication date 2010-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00382.x
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 33
End page 38
Total pages 6
Place of publication Richmond, Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted abstract Aim:  To determine whether older people reported and prioritised different barriers and facilitators to bus use than younger people.

Method:  The Nominal Group Technique was used with 301 participants (231 older, 70 younger) to elicit reported barriers and facilitators to bus use. Categories were developed using qualitative content analysis and comparisons of categories and priorities were made.

Results:  Driver friendliness, ease of entry/exit and information useability were prioritised barriers and facilitators for older people. In contrast, younger participants prioritised bus punctuality, signage clarity, information provision at bus stops, bus service availability and parking facilities at the bus stop. Some similarities between older and younger adults were noted relating to convenience and bus scheduling.

Conclusions:  Older and younger adults have specific requirements for public transport systems which should be addressed in order to promote useable transport for all.
Keyword Aged
Age-friendly
Buses
Focus groups
Useability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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