In 2022, Belgians traveled most often on foot (95 percent) and by car (94 percent). The two most popular alternatives are public transport and cycling, with 65 and 56 percent respectively. Sustainable mobility is gaining ground, partly due to environmental and climate challenges. This emerged on Thursday from a survey by the FPS Mobility among 4,600 compatriots between 18 and 79 years old.
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Almost a third of cyclists (31 percent) plan to cycle more in the coming year. In addition, a fifth of non-cyclists say they want to start cycling. Even if those intentions do not always translate into a change in behavior, says the FPS Mobility in a press release, the high figures show the growing popularity of the bicycle.
The electric bicycle is also making progress. 14 percent of non-electric bicycle users indicate that they would consider replacing their bicycle with an electric one for some trips in the future.
Striking: 44 percent of the respondents say they never cycle. That percentage is remarkably lower in Flanders (26 percent) than in Brussels (65 percent) and Wallonia (70 percent).