Road congestion

In 2016, the average Belgian motorist spent 38 hours and 49 minutes in traffic jams. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Road congestion - Belgium and international comparison

hours spent by average driver per year

 2014201520162016//2014
Belgium35.835.938.84.1
Germany29.529.629.50.0
France29.129.329.91.5
Netherlands30.430.531.51.9
//: Average Growth Rates

European Commission (2018), Hours spent in road congestion annually, https://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/scoreboard/compare/energy-union-innovation/road-congestion_en (consulted on 04/10/2018).

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 does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 9.1.

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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