Offers practical assistance to older drivers and their families. It features the AARP Driver Safety Program, CarFit Exam Checklist, tips for talking about driving and retiring from driving, and other information about making the difficult transition from driver to passenger. AARP has done a great job in assembling this information that can be extremely helpful to older adults and their families.
Citation: AARP. AARP Driver Safety Program. AARP Global Network, Washington, DC. 2010.
Guidelines from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation for planning, designing, operating, and maintaining bike facilities. Designs include shared roadways, signed shared roadways, bike lanes, shared use paths, and other design considerations.
Citation: American Association of State Highway and Transportation. AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities. Washington, DC. 1999.
Practical action steps and draft letter to local traffic engineer.
Citation: Harkey D, Carter D, Bentzen B, and Barlow J. Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices, Requesting an APS. National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 3-62, Draft Final Report. 2009.
Mobility of person with low vision or blindness. Features the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, sections of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and others.
Citation: Harkey D, Carter D, Bentzen B, and Barlow J. Accessible Pedestrian Signals: A Guide to Best Practices, U.S. Legislation, Standards, and Guidance Applicable to Accessible Pedestrian Signals. National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Project 3-62, Draft Final Report. 2009.
This case study highlights the efforts of a community advisory committee in developing an action plan to increase citizens’ physical activity and access to healthy foods.
Citation: Active Living By Design. Active Living By Design Case Study: Community Advisory Committee Creates City Support for Physical Activity. Mount Vernon, WA. 2006.
This case study discusses the visioning process used by stakeholders and citizens as part of the process of creating a land development code with a strong pedestrian focus in the town of Cornelius, NC, in 1996.
Citation: Active Living By Design. Active Living By Design Case Study: Staying Connected in Cornelius through Responsible Community Design. Chapel Hill, NC. 2006.
Presents active transportation as a means to maximize the return on federal transportation investments. Quantitative assessments and overall estimation of the monetary value of the benefits of current and future bicycling and walking in the US, quantified in the areas of transportation, public health, etc.
Citation: Gotschi T and Mills K. Active Transportation for America: The Case for Increased Federal Investment in Bicycling and Walking. Washington, DC. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and Bikes Belong. 2008.
This guide is part of AARP’s Mobility Toolkit, which contains step-by-step instructions for AARP state offices and other groups partnering with AARP to promote a broad array of mobility choices for older adults in their communities. Provides a template into which state-specific transportation survey information can be inserted and recommendations put forth that are tailored to a specific state.
Citation: Finn J. Advancing Mobility Options: Producing a State Transportation Report. AARP. Washington, DC. 2008.
This publication of the Australian Local Government Association addresses the role of local governments in creating age-friendly communities. It includes six action-oriented fact sheets: promoting age-friendly environments, pedestrian environments, community planning and design, mobility, recreation, and housing. Work-in-progress in communities is described and resources are listed.
Citation: Australian Local Government Association. Age-Friendly Built Environments: Opportunities for Local Governments. 2006.
Companion guide to the WHO Age-Friendly Cities guide. Outlines general steps to assist rural and remote communities in improving the age-friendliness of their communities. Shares key findings from focus group research in 10 rural Canadian communities exploring features that are of particular importance to older adults.
Citation: Canadian Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors. Age-Friendly Rural and Remote Communities. Public Health Agency of Canada. 2007.