The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration issued a report this week "Traffic Safety for Older People - 5 Year Plan" http://www.aashtojournal.org/Documents/December2013/FiveYearPlan.pdf
which carefully sidesteps infrastructure! Sort of the ivory tower approach to older folks safety on the highway. "Pedestrian"s do get a little space in the 22-page paper. But certainly is news you will never find old folks on bicycles (or apparently accessing public transit either)--or at least (whew! I was worried) are there any safety issues for these modes! Certainly none worth planning for apparently.
Certainly this is a report that give those folks interested in safety for older folks using roundabouts and cycle track, a little chuckle for the holidays.
Apparently infrastructure (AARP advocates intersection conversions to roundabouts for improved older citizen safety) remains a potato still too hot to take out of the oven.
And these folks are paid with our tax dollars!