Access to transport services
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Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
DPSIR: Driving force
- TERM 016
Policy issue: Provide access to quality transport services for all citizens and all modes
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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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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