Benefits of a Concessionary Bus Pass (CBP) in the UK: Online Survey
In the UK, the number of people aged 65 and above is greater than ever before. In 2010, 16% of the population was aged 65 and over (ONS, 2011). Because of longer life and fewer children, the proportion of older people is expected to increase in the future (Hayutin, 2007).
With an increase in an ageing population, providing priorities for older people is more important in the current scenario. Free bus passes, as one of the priorities for older people, is encouraged in many countries.
In the UK context, according to the UK government (2016): ‘If you live in England, you can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the female State Pension age, whether you’re a man or a woman. If you live in London, you can travel free on buses, tubes and other transport when you’re 60, but only within London. In Wales you can get a bus pass when you reach 60.’
The aim of this project is to provide evidence that free bus passes benefit older people's daily lives in the UK and promote the development of appropriate priority and humanised transport for an ageing population.
These will be achieved through an investigation of the relationship between a free bus pass and older people's daily lives, particularly comparing the behaviour of people before and after using a free bus pass.
To take part in this survey you must be aged over 60.
What will I be asked to do?
You will be asked to answer a series of questions about travel. This will take 5-10 minutes to complete.
When & where?
This survey is to be completed online. The researcher hopes to have collected all data by August 2017.
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