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Access to transport services

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Driving force


Indicator codes
  • TERM 016
Geographic coverage:

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


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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