As people age, their mobility needs change. Judah Ronch, dean of UMBC’s Erickson School, argues that maintaining mobility can be a challenge for seniors who want to remain active and independent. Roadways and even public transportation are often built with young drivers and riders in mind and frequently fail to meet the needs of older adults. The challenges of mobility in later life are also very personal. “We’re an automobile culture and automobiles provide the independence that we value so much as a society,” said Ronch. “Now you’re getting the boomers who are starting to grow older, and we were the first to get a car when we were teenagers. (Driving) is very central to our identity as adults.” Read the full article from The (Annapolis) Capital.