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Walking in the city: seniors’ experience in Canada and France

Cloutier, Marie-Soleil ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8533-4784 et Huguenin-Richard, Florence (2021). Walking in the city: seniors’ experience in Canada and France In: Aging People, Aging Places: Experiences, Opportunities and Challenges of Growing Older in Canada. Policy Press, Bristol, p. 51-72.

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This chapter defines mobility in Canada and other Western countries as the ability to move between different activity sites, which tends to decrease past 65 years old for all modes of transportation. It discusses seniors' mobility that is characterized by a decrease in the number of trips and distances travelled to reach those activity sites and worsened by the loss of their driving licence. It also describes walking as an alternative mode of travel to nearby destinations and its promotion is a way to perpetuate seniors' socialization and greater autonomy. The chapter looks at a recent article on accessibility to retail activities in Spain that highlighted the importance of taking into account seniors in mobility planning. It emphasizes that the encouragement to walk should be based on an assessment of the safety and comfort of built urban environments in order to better document the adequacy between the walking environment and the needs and travel habits of elderly pedestrians.

Type de document: Chapitre de livre
Mots-clés libres: mobilité; socialisation; planification des déplacements; transport; environnement urbain; piéton âgé
Centre: Centre Urbanisation Culture Société
Date de dépôt: 15 déc. 2021 16:32
Dernière modification: 26 janv. 2022 19:23
URI: https://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/12126

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