April 22, 2004

Aging Americans: Stranded Without Options

It's not just young and mid-life exercise enthusiasts who are seeking more walkable communities. A new report from the Surface Transportation Policy Project notes that 1 in 5 people age 65 or older don't drive, and many experience great challenges doing simple tasks like trying to go grocery shopping or get to the doctor.

Today's problem will be magnified 20 years from now, when the 65+ population is expected to grow from 35 million today to more than 62 million by 2025.

The report's recommendations include "providing a place for safe walking and bicycling for people of all ages."

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