Measuring walking accessibility to public transport of the elderly: the case of Naples

Papa, Enrica and Carpentieri, Gerardo and Guida, Carmen (2018) Measuring walking accessibility to public transport of the elderly: the case of Naples. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment (2/2018). pp. 105-116. ISSN 1970-9870

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Demographic ageing represents an essential challenge for local authorities and public transport providers. Decision-makers should not ignore the specific needs of this weak segment of the population and should implement appropriate policies. This paper develops a GIS-based method to analyse public transport accessibility of elderly people to support policies and planning strategies. To test the proposed method, we propose an application to the city of Naples in Italy. We selected this study case because it represents an example of high population density, complex urban structure and low level of quality of life, especially for the elderly. The application to the city of Naples showed that the urban accessibility changes dramatically for different age segments. Results also reveal patterns of public transport coverage that are significantly low particularly in suburban settings. The structure of this paper is organised into four sections: in the first section, we introduce the main topic of mobility of elderly; in the second section, we describe and discuss the GIS-based method proposed; in the third section, we report on the application to the city of Naples; in the last section, we analyse the results and discuss future research developments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue 2018. SIET Elderly mobility
Uncontrolled Keywords: Elderly mobility; GIS; Public transport system; Accessibility
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.094 Urbanistica - Europa (Pianificazione territoriale - Europa)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 09:57
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2018 09:57

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