Public transport’s share of passenger traffic still declining

Long-term progress:
In the last 50 years, public transport’s passenger transport performance has remained fairly even or even improved a little. The intense growth in private car use has still caused the relative share of passengers using public transport to plummet.
Short-term progress:
Public transport’s share of passenger traffic increased slightly in 2008, but since then it has resumed its slow but sure decline.
Progress in relation to targets:
The Government Programme aims to increase public transport’s share of traffic and its passenger numbers.

Public transport’s share of passenger traffic in 1960–2010

Public transport

Source: Transport and Communications Statistical Yearbook for Finland 2012.

With increasing automobile traffic, the public transport’s share is of all passenger transport is diminishing. In 2011, less than 17% of passenger traffic was based on public transport. Traffic emissions, congestion and the performance of the road network could be managed by increasing the volumes of public transport, but a contrary trend has prevailed.

Source:

  • Transport and Communications Statistical Yearbook for Finland 2012.

 

Linja-autoasema, Malmi Helsinki

@  Raili Malinen

 

Published 2015-04-28 at 12:24, updated 2016-07-21 at 16:52

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