04-05

Researchers have recently finished the Addressing Elderly Mobility Issues in Wisconsin (CFIRE 04-05) project and issued a final report.

The aging of baby boomers poses significant challenges to Wisconsin’s existing transportation infrastructure and specialized transit programs. From 2010 to 2035, the number of elderly Wisconsinites is projected to grow by 90 percent, an increase of 702,760 persons. By 2035, residents age 65 and over will comprise nearly a quarter of the population of Wisconsin, as every county in the state will experience growth in the elderly share of their population.

In this study, the project team analyzed Wisconsin’s existing transportation services for older citizens, collected information from elderly residents using a survey and a series of focus groups, and reviewed national and international best practices for providing mobility to elderly citizens. According to the results of these efforts, the project team was able to advance a series of recommendations.

For more information about this project and to read the final report, visit the CFIRE 04-05 project page.

Elderly Mobility Survey

by Steve Wagner on December 16, 2010

CFIRE is conducting a survey to gather information about the transportation needs of Wisconsin’s elderly residents, in conjunction with the Addressing Elderly Mobility Issues in Wisconsin (CFIRE 04-05) project.