Webinar: Developing a New Accessibility Measure to Support Older Adults in a Post-Pandemic World

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Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 1:00pm to 2:00pm PST
Andy Hong and Zihao Wen, University of Utah
PDH: 1 | AICP: 1



Older adults often face challenges with mobility and accessibility, which can limit their independence and quality of life. This seminar will explore these issues and lessons learned from the research to improve travel experiences and satisfaction for older adults.


  • Highlights the importance of considering diverse dimensions of older adults' needs.
  • Found a significant dissatisfaction and vulnerability experienced by older adults with limited mobility.
  • Identified the need for addressing the critical accessibility and mobility gaps with older adults.


This webinar is based on a study funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communites (NITC) and conducted at the University of Utah. Read more about the project: Transportation for Seniors (T4S): Developing a New Accessibility Measure to Support Older Adults in a Post-Pandemic World.


Andy Hong, University of Utah

Andy Hong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah. He is the director of the Healthy Aging and Resilient Places Lab, whose mission is to create healthier and more resilient places. His research focuses on the interplay between the built environment and human health, with a particular interest in developing place-based approaches to healthy aging. Andy previously held positions at the University of Oxford, the George Institute for Global Health, the University of British Columbia, and the Korea Transport Institute. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California and his graduate and undergraduate studies at the University of Washington.

Zihao Wen, University of Utah

Zihao Wen is a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Utah. He works in the TransAnalytics lab, which has a diverse portfolio of research projects ranging from software development and field implementation of innovative technologies all the way to methodological and theoretical contributions to the field of transportation.







This 60-minute webinar is eligible for 1 hour of professional development credit for AICP (see our provider summary). We provide an electronic attendance certificate for other types of certification maintenance.


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Photo courtesy of Portland Bureau of Transportation

This webinar is hosted by the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at Portland State University. The research was funded by the Summit Foundation and the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), a program of TREC and one of seven U.S. Department of Transportation national university transportation centers. The NITC program is a Portland State-led partnership with the University of Oregon, Oregon Institute of Technology, University of Utah and new partners University of Arizona and University of Texas at Arlington. We pursue our theme — improving mobility of people and goods to build strong communities — through research, education and technology transfer.