Transportation Dedicated To The Elderly and Sick - Sweden
A total of seven examples of Sweden’s transportation services for the elderly have been complied into the attached spreadsheet — Sweden Tab. In finding those examples, we examined multiple reports and compilations of information including both recent and older sources. The specific information was scattered across new and old sources. We examined authoritative sources with information specific to Sweden such as Independent Living, Seniors Matter, Drive Sweden, Cuyahoga Seniors Ride, and Vinnova. Unfortunately, we uncovered only one relevant example — Cuyahoga Seniors Ride.
Next, we decided to search for examples of transportation services offered by the local government by using Swedish translations of specific keywords relevant to the search and managed to uncover six more additional examples run by locals, groups, and the local government. All the information is included in the attached Spreadsheet, Sweden — Tab.
ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY AND SICK IN SWEDEN
In Sweden, updating transportation strategies takes from 8 to 10 years since regular updates are not part of the standard practice for the local authorities. It is estimated that approximately 1.5 million people live with disabilities in Sweden. Moreover, the country is dedicated to developing new laws regarding disabled individuals using public transportation. Often, disabled people suffer the most since they have to use ordinary taxis, which are expensive. Overall, the Swedish public transportation system includes city buses, metros, and trams.