Monday, April 28, 2014

Why Ridesharing Is a Way Bigger Deal for Suburban Seniors Than Urban Millennials

This is a follow-up to my first post about the lack of senior citizen transportation options in our area, which is going to become an increasingly urgent problem as the years roll by. This article discusses the use of ridesharing apps as a possible coping mechanism.

"Transportation for America's recent report, "Aging in Place: Stuck Without Options," shows that as we grow too old to drive safely, alternative transportation options are a necessity but often hard to find. Based on recent surveys, 88 percent of older adults continue to drive at age 65, but that percentage drops to 69 percent by age 75. This means that by age 75, 31 percent of seniors must seek alternative ways to get around."