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Transport survey shows walking is four times more popular than public transport in Northern Ireland

Buses: not as popular as walking
Áine Quinn

WALKING is four times more popular than public transport in Northern Ireland, figures show.

The Travel Survey for Northern Ireland report, showing figures from 2015 to 2017, was released yesterday.

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Over the two year period, there were 171 walking journeys made per person, representing 19 per cent of all journeys made. Each walk was 0.9 miles on average.

However, between 2015 and 2017, only 45 public transport journeys were made per person per year. This equates to 5 per cent of all journeys made in that time period. The longest journey length was found to be on trains, with an average of 19 miles.

The survey found that cars are the main mode of transport for people in the north with 624 car journeys taken per person per year between 2015 and 2017, representing 70 per cent of all journeys made. Each person travels an average of 4,609 miles by car each year.

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