“Let’s go for a walk!”: identification and prioritisation of accessibility and safety measures involving elderly people in a residential area

Ståhl, Agneta, Carlsson, Gunilla, Hovbrandt, Pia and Iwarsson, Susanne (2008) “Let’s go for a walk!”: identification and prioritisation of accessibility and safety measures involving elderly people in a residential area. European Journal of Ageing, 5 3: 265-273. doi:10.1007/s10433-008-0091-7


Author Ståhl, Agneta
Carlsson, Gunilla
Hovbrandt, Pia
Iwarsson, Susanne
Title “Let’s go for a walk!”: identification and prioritisation of accessibility and safety measures involving elderly people in a residential area
Journal name European Journal of Ageing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1613-9372
1613-9380
Publication date 2008-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10433-008-0091-7
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 5
Issue 3
Start page 265
End page 273
Total pages 9
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract By emphasising the involvement of elderly people in a project applying a mixed-method approach, the overriding objective of this study was to identify and prioritise concrete measures aimed at increasing accessibility and safety in the outdoor pedestrian environment within a residential area of a Swedish town. Measures generally given priority were: the separation of pedestrians/cyclists, lower speed limits, better maintenance and specific measures in pedestrian walkways such as wider sidewalks, curb levels and form and more even surfaces on pavements. Definition of these priorities offered knowledge to the highway department concerning the importance of small details in relation to the larger infrastructure. The elderly people in the study district found new ways to communicate with and influence those within the community who are responsible for these matters.
Keyword Community
Mobility
Outdoor environment
Participation
Pedestrians
Urban planning
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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