The municipality of Noordoostpolder is to host an information session in September to encourage older people to use public transport.
The meeting is one of a number planned around municipalities in the Flevoland province in the central Netherlands.
In addition to the information session, attendees can sign up for a group tour led by an ‘ambassador’ - a fellow senior who volunteers to help others navigate public transport and explain how it works. Personal appointments with ambassadors are also available.
The meetings are a joint initiative of the IJsselmond Region, the Province of Flevoland and Overijssel.
For more information, visit flevopost.nl.
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The PT Ambassador concept has been successfully used by many municipalities across Europe to increase the use of public transport among older people. In-depth case studies of these initiatives are available on Eltis.