Cars, Who Needs Them?
Since cars are generally left at the
perimeter of the property in cohousing communities, the importance of
automobiles begins to recede immediately in the lives of seniors.
|There comes a time in the life of every
senior when driving is no longer possible. With car sharing, ride
sharing, public transportation, and having services located in the elder cohousing community, the importance of cars in the lives of seniors begins
to recede. In fact, by living in senior cohousing, seniors may find
they are able to live without a car long before they need to give up driving.
Most cohousing communities plan for cars to be left at the perimeter of the property. Seniors then use pedestrian walkways to travel around the community.
This works well because:
Public transportation availability is growing and is already available in most areas for those who are disabled. If night driving is a problem for entertainment reasons, and if residents desire, the homeowners association can purchase a van and hire a driver for a set number of entertainment hours/times per week.
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