Rise in car dependency as motorists swerve public transport

View original Rise in car dependency as motorists swerve public transport

ITV News has reported that one in three drivers (35%) say they are more dependent on using their car than 12 months ago, with public transport seen as an expensive and unreliable alternative, according to recent data found as part of the latest RAC Report on Motoring. The study shows that most drivers would use their cars less if public transport was better. Around half of drivers (53%) say they are frustrated by the lack of feasible alternative modes of transport for long journeys, with a similar proportion (52%) saying the same about short journeys.

Submit your news story

If you have a news story for the Hub, please submit it using this form.

Latest News

Read all news

The Transport Knowledge Hub comes at a vital time for our transport networks. As our population continues to grow and our roads become more congested, public transport has an increasingly important role to play in keeping our country moving. Investment in local transport infrastructure, such as rail networks and bus services, can have a huge impact on development and economic growth in local areas, so I’m delighted that the Hub will provide the guidance and expertise local decision makers need to make effective investments.

Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail

Upcoming Events

june

09junAll Day10The 15th Annual Modelling WorldType of Event:Conference

july

02julAll DayThe Midlands Transport SummitType of Event:Summit

08jul(jul 8)9:00 am09(jul 9)5:00 pmCycle County Active County 2020Type of Event:Industry Event

View all events
X