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Access to transport services

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This indicator is no longer being regularly updated

Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Driving force

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  • TERM 016
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Policy issue:  Provide access to quality transport services for all citizens and all modes

Key messages

  • In general, access to transport services, particularly in non-urbanised areas, is increasing due to increasing car ownership and improvements of road infrastructure. At the same time, access to transport services decreased for small social groups with low car availability, particularly in non-urbanised areas.

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Key assessment

In general, access to transport services, particularly in non-urbanised areas, is increasing due to increasing car ownership. Car ownership rates increased by a factor of 2.5 between 1970 and 1998, partly as a result of deteriorating accessibility to public transport services.

In 1996, 10.5 % of EU households did not have a car because they could not afford it and 16.2 % because they did not want one. A major challenge is to provide citizens with quality access to public transport.

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