London as an age friendly city
Professor Anthea Tinker has been investigating how London has adapted to the ageing population over the last few years and what can be done to further support older people in the capital.
Some considerable successes have been noted: for example, the Freedom Pass and Oyster 60+ have continued to be hugely popular and Londoners have reacted positively to these types of tickets. Also, the introduction by some local authorities of 20 mph zones has led to slower traffic, reducing collisions, injuries and fatalities as well as local air pollution.
A report published in March 2015 by King's found that while many of the ongoing issues the ageing population face cannot be solved in isolation, much progress has been made.
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