Transport innovations for elderly people

Giuseppe Cirella , Monika Bąk , Aleksandra Koźlak , Barbara Pawłowska , Przemysław Borkowski


Recently published transport innovation, transport service, mobility narratives and transportation alternatives literature focus on mounting needs for older people in reflection of increasing longevity and active and healthier lifestyles over previous generations. The aim of this review is to raise awareness and stress the knowledge gap on the importance of transport innovations for this age group, particularly in regards to needs and innovative requisites (i.e., vehicle, transport infrastructure and organisational makeup). A scoping literature search identified 106 publications as relevant literature from the more than 2500 reviewed publications. Transport need for the elderly is discussed by way of accessibility, affordability, availability and acceptability. Vehicle innovation examines pedestrian data, vehicle design (i.e., private cars and vehicles in public transport), fixed route services, paratransit vehicles and slow mode alternatives such as cycling, motorised mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs. Transport infrastructure innovation takes into account technical infrastructural adjustments, related recommendations and guidelines and specific solutions for peri-urban and rural areas. Organisational innovation investigates governmental support mechanisms, legislation, financial limitations, education and social-based training and internet as well as relating information and communication technology-based findings. Vast majority of the research is centric to developed countries. Identified gaps in the literature and novel areas for future research are examined.
Author Giuseppe Cirella (FE/ChTE)
Giuseppe Cirella,,
- Deparment of Transport Economics
, Monika Bąk (FE/ChTE)
Monika Bąk,,
- Deparment of Transport Economics
, Aleksandra Koźlak (FE/ChTE)
Aleksandra Koźlak,,
- Deparment of Transport Economics
, Barbara Pawłowska (FE/ChTE)
Barbara Pawłowska,,
- Deparment of Transport Economics
, Przemysław Borkowski (FE/ChTE)
Przemysław Borkowski,,
- Deparment of Transport Economics
Journal seriesResearch in Transportation Business and Management, ISSN 2210-5395, e-ISSN 2210-5409, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.80
Article number100381
Keywords in Englisholder people, transport innovation, transport service, mobility narratives, transportation alternatives
ASJC Classification1403 Business and International Management; 1408 Strategy and Management; 1409 Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management; 1800 General Decision Sciences; 1803 Management Science and Operations Research; 2001 Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous); 3313 Transportation
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)100
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 100.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0.000; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.238
Citation count*3 (2020-08-04)
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