There were some interesting figures in the newspapers of the last days…
De Standaard, 17 september 2012, page 12.
In 2008 during rush hours the average time to travel 50 kilometers by car was 1 hour and 19 minutes. In 2030 this will approximately – this is: when there is no chance in transport politics- be 1 hour and 51 minutes.
De Standaard, 18 september 2012, page 12.
20% of all transport in Flanders is less then 1 kilometer. 1 out of 3 people use a car on this distance.
In most of the cases we hardly travel further then 5 kilometers. In 7 out of 10 occasions we use a car.
On a budget of 3,3 billion euro of government money, only 100 million euro is spend on cycle infrastructure.
With the right infrastructure, e.g. cycling highways, it should be possible for a lot of people to cope with distances up to 15 kilometers.
So politicians, have you ever calculated the average speed of a trained cyclist through traffic? And this is without good cycling infrastructure! What are you waiting for? Pay subsidy for human powered transport!