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https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v29i4.2270

Travelling Habits and Perceived Limitations of Older City Bus Users

Marija Tomšič ; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health SciencesZdravstvena pot 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
France Sevšek ; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health SciencesZdravstvena pot 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Darja Rugelj ; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Health SciencesZdravstvena pot 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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APA 6th Edition
Tomšič, M., Sevšek, F. & Rugelj, D. (2017). Travelling Habits and Perceived Limitations of Older City Bus Users. Promet - Traffic&Transportation, 29 (4), 425-431. https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v29i4.2270
MLA 8th Edition
Tomšič, Marija, et al. "Travelling Habits and Perceived Limitations of Older City Bus Users." Promet - Traffic&Transportation, vol. 29, no. 4, 2017, pp. 425-431. https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v29i4.2270. Accessed 14 Oct. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
Tomšič, Marija, France Sevšek and Darja Rugelj. "Travelling Habits and Perceived Limitations of Older City Bus Users." Promet - Traffic&Transportation 29, no. 4 (2017): 425-431. https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v29i4.2270
Harvard
Tomšič, M., Sevšek, F., and Rugelj, D. (2017). 'Travelling Habits and Perceived Limitations of Older City Bus Users', Promet - Traffic&Transportation, 29(4), pp. 425-431. https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v29i4.2270
Vancouver
Tomšič M, Sevšek F, Rugelj D. Travelling Habits and Perceived Limitations of Older City Bus Users. Promet - Traffic&Transportation [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2019 October 14];29(4):425-431. https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v29i4.2270
IEEE
M. Tomšič, F. Sevšek and D. Rugelj, "Travelling Habits and Perceived Limitations of Older City Bus Users", Promet - Traffic&Transportation, vol.29, no. 4, pp. 425-431, 2017. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.7307/ptt.v29i4.2270

Abstracts

The purpose was to investigate the interrelation between the age of older city bus users, their travelling habits, their estimated physical (dis)abilities and perceived safety during the trip using the Ljubljana public transportation system. Methods: 101 older bus users agreed to participate in a street survey by answering a questionnaire. Results indicate that the habits of bus users are not age dependent. The frequency of public bus use, the walking distance to the nearest bus stop, the estimated physical abilities and perceived physical limitations of the bus users were not associated to the chronological age. Respondents reported on average 3±1.6 perceived physical limitations and 37% of them perceived their travelling habits to be affected by their physical limitations. While decreased perceived safety during the bus journey was significantly related to the chronological age: significantly more bus users of the oldest-old group reported not having enough time to occupy a seat before the bus drove off, although a significantly higher proportion of older-old adults were offered a seat by their fellow travellers. In conclusion, the perception of physical fitness and health problems are more important contributing factors for the use of public transportation than the chronological age.

Keywords
elderly; public transportation users; habits; limitations

Hrčak ID: 186864

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/186864

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