• Nadja Tønder Andersen
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
This project focuses on the problem of seniors’ mobility in the smaller town Bindslev in Hjørring Municipality. The project has a specific focus on the seniors’ mobility when they no longer have the opportunity to drive a car. In such a situation, the seniors become dependent on other modes of transport such as public transport and carpooling with someone in their personal network. This may cause challenges for the seniors, as the service of public transport in the smaller towns is decreasing.

The objective of the project is to study the seniors’ mobility challenges from their perspective and from here, make a number of recommendations for possible future solutions to their mobility challenges. With a phenomenological approach, this is examined among eight senior citizens from Bindslev through the use of questionnaires, travel surveys and focus group interview. The results from the study show that the seniors’ mobility challenges consist of a limited offer of transport, which affect their level of activity. Therefore, the recommendations are, in a collaboration between Hjørring Municipality, Nordjyllands Trafikselskab and the senior citizens in Bindslev, to organize permanent carpooling schemes among the seniors, and to put a greater focus on the use of public transport among seniors.
Publication date2016
Number of pages162
External collaboratorNordjyllands Trafikselskab
Specialkonsulent Gitte Christensen gc@ntmail.dk
Place of Internship
Hjørring Kommune
Udviklingskonsulent Gunvor Larsen grla@create.aau.dk
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