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Number of people walking or cycling to work remains unchanged in past year

Just two per cent of people cycle to work, a figure which has not changed in the past year. Picture by PA Photo/thinkstockphotos
John Monaghan

THE percentage of people cycling or walking to work has not increased at all in the past year, it has emerged.

Just two per cent of those surveyed cycle to work, while 10 per cent walk.

44 per cent of the people who cycle travel between two to three miles, while a quarter take the bike to work three days a week.

The report shows that one in five people aged 16 to 24 normally walk to work, dropping by more than half for people aged 35 and over.

One in seven walk to work three days a week, while one in 20 walk part of the way to their place of employment.

Women (14 per cent) were considerably more likely to walk to work than men (eight per cent).

The Department of Infrastructure interviewed 1,663 people for the report.

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