Passenger transport by car

In 2016, 81.0% of passenger transport in Belgium, measured in passenger-kilometres, was by car. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this share must be reduced to 65%. The Federal Planning Bureauʹs projections indicate that this objective will not be reached. Passenger transport by car is therefore developing unfavourably.

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Passenger transport by car - Belgium - trend assessment

percentage of transport in passenger-kilometres (pkm)

 20002005201020152016202020252030
observations82.479.279.080.581.0------
projection----------81.182.182.7
objective 203065.065.065.065.065.065.065.065.0

European Commission (2018), European transport in figures 2018, http://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/statistics_en (consulted on 27/09/2018); FPB and Mobility and Transport FPS (2015), Perspectives de l'évolution de la demande de transport en Belgique à l'horizon 2030.

Passenger transport by car - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of transport in passenger-kilometres (pkm)

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium82.882.479.279.078.980.581.0-0.10.5
EU28--81.181.781.581.281.181.3--0.0
//: Average Growth Rates

European Commission (2018), European transport in figures 2018, http://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/statistics_en (consulted on 27/09/2018).

UN target: 9.1 - Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 9.1.2 - Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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