In Focus on Bicycling and Older Adults, AARP Highlights Boston Bike Lane Plan

In their latest newsletter, AARP’s Livable Communities team focuses on bicycling and older adults by promoting a free webinar and ways bike lanes improve safety for all, including those who don’t use a bike.

AARP also promotes a local initiative called GoBoston 2030, which aims to cut citywide car traffic in half – a goal that was later embraced in the city’s climate action plan – in part by quadrupling the the percentage of Bostonians who commute by bike, from 2 percent to 8 percent, within the next decade. Photos of Boston’s “Connect Downtown” bikeway are featured in a StreetsBlogMass post here.

Meanwhile, the AARP webinar, which is free, previews a 2021 Benchmarking “Mini-Report” on Walking and Biking Among Older Adults. The report aggregates national trend data on biking and walking to inform advocates on how best to advocate for older adults by expanding active transportation resources. The webinar will also preview a new training module within the League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling course focused on ways older adults can get started or return to bicycling.