International modal comparisons 20 Aug 2010

Despite frequent discussions about the significant difference between countries and their transport usage the car remains the dominant method of travel for all nine of the countries assessed in this report by David Leibling, accounting for around 85% of passenger km. Bus and train travel contrary to popular belief only each account for 7% of all passengers kms.  In 1975 the corresponding figures for car, bus and train kms were similar at 80%, 12% and 8%.