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New report shows how to create a successful age-friendly neighbourhood

Lockdowns have understandably changed the way we move in and use our physical environments. From the coronavirus crisis we are learning that reduced traffic movement makes our neighbourhoods and environments more pleasant and creates more space to walk and cycle.

We can adjust our physical world to create a ‘new normal’ that is more age-friendly. There are several elements and tools that can be used to create better environments for older people.

Sustrans has published a new report, which brings together ten recommendations to help enable older people to be more active and involved within their local communities.

The recommendations are grouped into three main themes:

  • road safety
  • placemaking
  • and connectivity.