Designing Urban Areas To Be Senior Friendly
New York City is implementing several steps to make itself friendlier to its growing population of older residents.
New York City has always been known as a fast paced city-full of life, high on energy and with an abundance of choice. And now, it is slowing its pace somewhat for the sake of its seniors. The city is implementing several measures to make it friendlier to its older residents including creating two ‘aging-improvement districts’ that will be safer and more accessible for them.
New York City has already introduced time-delay at traffic signals in more than 400 intersections, giving pedestrians more time to cross the roads and making the streets safer for seniors. The New York Times reports that these efforts are both a result of good intentions and an economic strategy: