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Occupancy rates of passenger vehicles

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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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Transport Transport (Primary theme)

DPSIR: Driving force

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  • TERM 029
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Policy issue:  Increase vehicle occupancy rates

Key messages

  • Occupancy rates remain low; this may reduce the potential benefits of improved technologies

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Passenger car occupancy is falling in some countries (Portugal, Finland), but is rather stable as an EU average. This is despite EU efforts to increase utilisation efficiency, for example through its Citizens' Network strategy, which aims to develop traffic priority for vehicles with more than one person and promote car sharing initiatives.

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