Occupancy rates of passenger vehicles
Assessment made on 01 Jan 2002
ClassificationTransport (Primary theme)
DPSIR: Driving force
- TERM 029
Policy issue: Increase vehicle occupancy rates
Passenger car occupancy is falling in most countries, despite EU efforts to increase utilisation efficiency, for example through its Citizens' Network strategy. Occupancy rates for other passenger transport modes (buses, trains) have also not improved during the last decade, except for air transport. The occupancy rates of trains and buses are expected to improve in future, as budget cuts eliminate unprofitable lines and congestion is pushing people towards 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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