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Norway worst at public transport in Europe

Staff Writer |
Norwegians are tied with the Portuguese for the lowest use of public transport in Europe according to a report from Statistics Norway.

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Among the 20 European countries included in the statistics, Hungary scored the highest in terms of the usage of public transport. Hungarians’ use of collective transport accounts for 35 percent of all personal journeys. In Norway, the use of public transport amounts to just 11 percent of all personal journeys.

With Norway tied with Portugal at the bottom of public transport use, it should then come as no surprise that Norwegians are near the very top when it comes to the use of private vehicles.

The average Norwegian drives 33 kilometres in their car every day. That’s behind only the French, who put in a daily average of 34 kilometres behind the wheel.

Romania leads the statistical comparison with its residents driving just 12 kilometres per day in their private vehicles.

The Statistics Norway comparison found that the use of public transport has declined sharply in several countries since 2000.


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