“Transportation, including accessible and affordable public transport is a key factor influencing active aging. …in particular, being able to move about the [community] determines social and civic participation and access to community and health services.” (WHO)
Transportation can take many forms; from driving, to riding transit, to walking, cycling, or scootering. Older adults and individuals with mobility challenges may require specific forms of transportation to maintain their mobility and access services and programs in the community. When planning for age-friendly communities it is important to consider the full range of transportation options to ensure that the needs of older adults and individuals with varying levels of ability are accommodated.