Four in 100 commuters walk to work, the car still rules the roads
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Four in 100 commuters walk to work, the car still rules the roads

SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Just over 4% of all commutes from home to work are taken on foot, according to the national statistics office CBS on Thursday, the third annual Walk-to-Work day in the Netherlands.

On journeys of less than a kilometre, nearly half of commuters walked to their job, 40% went by bike and 9% travelled by car. While walkers represented 4% of the commuter compass, 25% of all commutes to work were made by bike and 60% by car on an average day, the CBS said.

The bike was the favoured means of transport for 60% of people travelling between one and 3.7 kilometres to work, while 25% drove in a car. A hearty 9% made the entire journey on foot.

The percentage of walkers dropped off sharply after that: 80% of commuters travelling 16 kilometres or more used a car, while only 10% used the train. (DutchNews)

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