Project manager
Helena Selander, VTI
2019-03-01 - 2019-09-30

Safe mobility on a bicycle for sustainable aging (SAMÖ) will identify factors that make the elderly choose the cycle before other means of transport to a greater extent. The project will also contribute to marketing of bicycles that are better adapted to the needs and conditions of the elderly, for example an electricity assisted tricycle, and to spread knowledge to increase safe cycling for the older group and attract new users who do not ride today. The project Safe mobility on a bicycle for sustainable aging (Säker mobilitet på cykel för ett hållbart åldrande - SÄMO) will recruit older people still biking, and not biking anymore. The recruits will evaluate three different type of bicycles at Stora Holm proving ground; one classic bike, one two wheels pedelec and one sneaker. Then a group discussion will be conducted to study older people needs and willingness to bike. Consumer recommendations will finally be published on-line.

Short facts

Project title: SÄMO
Project type:
Research area:
Road user behaviour

Safer – Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

SAFER is the open research arena where researchers and expertise work together to create safe mobility. Our traffic safety approach covers people, vehicles and the infrastructure – and together we contribute to safer road transports and smarter, more sustainable cities.

Contact information


Lindholmspiren 3A
SE-417 56 Göteborg

 +46 31-772 21 06
 safer [at] chalmers.se