Written by Nigel Appleton, Contact Consulting, for the Housing Learning & Improvement Network
Better planning for car ownership and well-being in old age
Publication date: May 2016
This briefing reviews the literature around the significance of car ownership in achieving well-being for older people. Its relevant to those making design decisions that may impact on car ownership among older people, in particular, those living in specialised accommodation.
It identifies the issue of many older people having grown up in an age of car ownership expansion and that its now associated with independence, mobility and general well-being. Others have been used to high levels of public transport usage and also wish to retain easy access to frequent reliable services.
The assumptions underpinning many planning policies may require review.
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