"Will America’s Surging Number of Seniors Have Safe Streets to Be Active?
Angie Schmitt. Feb 11, 2014
America is aging. But our communities are poorly designed for older people.
Some cities are trying to prepare for the coming demographic changes with programs like Safe Routes for Seniors, writes Louise McGrody at Rails to Trails. But McGrody says it’s still unclear whether aging baby boomers will be able to integrate healthy activity into their lives, because of the way our streets are designed. And that has huge implications for public health:”
Photo:Steve, 88, of Yuma, Arizona is still able to ride his trike to the store. Rails to Trails
Don’t think Grandma has the best reaction times and think she should stop driving? Well if there’s good transit and safe bike paths then maybe the transition will be easier.