Passenger transport by car

In 2015, 80% 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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TREND ASSESSMENT: Passenger transport by car - Belgium

percentage of total inland transport in passenger-kilometres (pkm)

 2000200520102015202020252030
observations82.479.279.080.0------
projection--------81.182.182.7
objective 203065.065.065.065.065.065.065.0

European Commission (2017), European transport in figures 2017, http://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/statistics_en (consulted on 06/11/2017); 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

percentage of total inland transport in passenger-kilometres (pkm)

 1990200020052010201120122013201420152015//19902015//2010
Belgium82.882.479.279.078.978.678.879.480.0-0.10.2
EU-28--81.181.781.681.380.981.181.281.3---0.1
//: average growth rates

European Commission (2017), European transport in figures 2017, http://ec.europa.eu/transport/facts-fundings/statistics_en (consulted on 06/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Passenger transport by car, percentage of total inland transport in passenger-kilometres (pkm)

Definition: share of cars (plus mopeds and motorcycles) in passenger transport. The other modes of transport considered here are trains, tramways, busses, coaches and metro. Transport is measured in passenger-kilometre (for each journey, the number of kilometres is multiplied by the number of travellers).

Objective: to be on a path to reach the long-term goals of 50% of collective transport, this indicator should reach 65% in 2030.

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

UNSTAT Indicator 9.1.2: Passenger and freight volumes, by mode of transport