MJ PhD Student Kate Hosford Leads New Report on Promising Models of Transportation for Older Adults

News 16 August 2022
by Mobilizing Justice

Promising Models of Community-Based Seniors’ Transportation in British Columbia takes a case-study approach to six (6) successful transportation services intended to serve seniors, people with disabilities, low-income folks and others who, for a variety of reasons, don’t get around by car.

The report is led by Kate Hosford, a Simon Fraser University PhD student affiliated with Mobilizing Justice’s Theme 2: Transportation Modes. In it Kate and co-authors Beverley Pitman (United Way British Columbia) and Meghan Winters (SFU Professor and co-lead of MJ Theme 2) describe the genesis of successful seniors’ transportation services in BC – telling us for example why the City of Delta came to run a fleet of four seniors’ buses – as well as the challenges these services regularly face. All six services are wheelchair accessible.

Promising Models is important reading for anyone who wants to see an aging-in-place strategy for seniors succeed in BC: municipal politicians; social planners; parks and recreation staff; people from the health sector; not-for-profit organizations in the community sector; and transportation planners.

View the report here.

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