Getting around Sheffield should be accessible and enjoyable for all.
The development of age–friendly approaches to public transport and the promotion of active travel have been central for us in exploring ways to reduce loneliness and social isolation and encourage active ageing. Whether it’s needing confidence to get on a bus or a bicycle we know that older people can benefit from age-friendly travel and transport strategies and initiatives across the city.
Access Ambassadors Project
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During the initial coproduction phase of Age Better, older people in Sheffield told us that issues around access and transport were key factors resulting in their loneliness and isolation. The main issues identified were associated with the accessibility of services including timetabling and availability of information. The Access Ambassadors project was developed in response to this you can find out more about this project in the report above.
Your Best Journeys
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Project Coordinator, Bluebell Evans, tells us about her experience of making the Your Best Journeys podcast series.
Of Trikes and Travel
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Bluebell, Better Journeys project co-ordinator, tells us about the projects new partnership with Cycling Without Age.
Everyone Back on the Bus
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In Everyone Back on the Bus, Bluebell Evans talks about how important it is to take an age-friendly approach to help restore confidence and overcome barriers.
Age Better in Sheffield blogs about Transport
We have created this guide to highlight the services, resources and groups in Sheffield that can support you to start cycling - however that might look for you....
Bev and Rob have been cycling together for 10 years now, after Bev took a Pedal Ready course after she retired. Now they have cycled all over Sheffield,...
Having retired at 64, Betty-Ann felt like everything was coming to an end. However, later that year a friend told her she was learning to ride a bike...
We spoke to Yvonne about her experiences learning to ride a bike, her passion for encouraging others to cycle and her fitness achievements and goals.