Free bus passes for older people are something of a political hot potato. Some argue they should be scrapped or means tested so that only the less well off enjoy the benefit of free bus travel. But are the benefits of having a free bus pass only financial? In this episode of The Lifecourse Podcast, Libby Webb discusses her research looking at the potential health benefits to older people of having a free bus pass and what the implications of that might be for policy.
- Free bus passes, use of public transport and obesity among older people in England is research by Elizabeth Webb and colleagues and is published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
- Free Bus Travel and Physical Activity, Gait Speed and Adiposity Is research by Elizabeth Webb and colleagues and is published in the American Journal of Public Health