Joanne Spearing, an 80-year-old resident of Welland, Ont., slowly disembarks from a city bus. Urban planners say more attention needs to be paid to the special demands of an aging population. | Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

Joanne Spearing, an 80-year-old resident of Welland, Ont., slowly disembarks from a city bus. Urban planners say more attention needs to be paid to the special demands of an aging population. | Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail

Is 30 seconds enough time to cross the street? Not if you’re over the age of 65.

“Pedestrian crossings are made for Olympic runners,” one elderly Canadian responded in a survey conducted by the World Health Organization.

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Photo Credit: Fernando Morales/The Globe and Mail
Source: The Globe and Mail

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