Promising Models of Community-Based Seniors’ Transportation in British Columbia

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This report provides the findings from case studies led by Kate Hosford in partnership with Dr. Beverley Pitman from United Way British Columbia and Dr. Meghan Winters who leads the Cities, Health, and Active Transportation Research Lab at Simon Fraser University. The case studies, conducted from March to May 2022, are intended to support the Provincial Working Group on Seniors’ Transportation in advocating for wider adoption and implementation of promising models of seniors’ transportation in British Columbia.

Specifically, we aimed to profile promising models of seniors’ transportation and to learn what facilitates or impedes the success of these services. We used extensive selection criteria to select six services that covered a diverse set of models and geographic contexts. The case studies are:

  • Step Up ‘N’ Ride Society, Dawson Creek: a wheelchair accessible transportation service in a small town in northeastern British Columbia.
  • Zunga Bus, Powell River: a municipally led on-demand transit pilot in a small coastal city.
  • Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives Volunteer Driver Program, Richmond: a volunteer driver program in a medium-sized coastal city.
  • Seniors GO Bus, North Shore: a semi-fixed route neighbourhood-based community shuttle serving three neighbouring municipalities.
  • Collingwood Neighbourhood House Seniors Shuttle, Vancouver: a door-to-door transportation service in an urban neighbourhood.
  • Delta Seniors Bus, Delta: a municipally funded and operated curb side pick-up and drop-off transportation service for seniors in a suburban municipality.

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