Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 3613 Transportation Transportation in the RRR is a challenge to older adults, particularly to those who don’t own or have access to a car, or are unable to drive (Figure 7). Eagle County older adults overwhelmingly agreed that transportation is a hurdle to aging in place. When asked what three things would make the community a better place to live for older adults, one individual said, “transportation would be 1, 2, and 3!” Others talked about how a lack of transportation options prohibits them both from completing common errands and from participating in social activities. One individual commented, “Going shopping [is challenging] if one cannot drive. The bus steps are too high, so I seldom use the bus.” “It would be nice to have more senior buses/transportation to Denver, Vail, or Grand Junction for special outings like cultural events or for shopping, even to Battle Mountain High School for plays,” said another. Ease of bus travel in the community Ease of car travel in the community Ease of travel to frequent destinations Quality of Transportation Opportunities in the RRR 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Percent “excellent” or “good” Older Adults Key Actors Figure 7: Quality rankings by older adults and key actors of transportation opportunities in the RRR. Source: Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, Rural Resort Region Gaps Analysis of Services for an Aging Population (January 2011).