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Dutch municipality encourages seniors to use public transport

By News Editor / Updated: 31 Aug 2015

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.

Image copyright: Harry Schiffer/Eltis

Editor’s note:

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.

Eltis also provides useful tools and training materials for urban mobility practitioners wishing to promote public transport among older people in their municipalities. 

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