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Twice as much as the Belgians cycle to work as they did 5 years ago

More than 1 in 10 workers (13.4 percent), in Belgium, in front of the living room werkrit a regular bike. That is, there are twice as many as the 5-year (or 6.4 percent), years ago. That's according to figures from the HR-service company Acerta.

The bike to be Belgian is 41 years old and a 4 month old bike with an average of 9.4 miles to work, about 2 miles more than they did 5 years ago, primarily as a result of the electric bicycle. The city's public transportation, has won in the last 5 years, growing in popularity at the expense of the car.

with The popularity of the bicycle for commuting to and from work is rising across the country, with Flanders as well as in vehicle: 15.2 percent of the population cycle regularly between home and work. Is a leader in Antwerp, 1 in 5 of the Antwerp employees to bike to work, and in the province Limburg is the fastest growing company. Here is the percentage of times the three of us.

In Wallonia, the bicycle was the least popular choice (by 0.9 percent). No sense in view of the increasing distances and elevation changes. Brussels will 3,73 per cent of employees are regularly on the bike. In 2013 it was 2.0 percent.

the Age and distance

with The increase in cycling employees in all age groups except the oldest (+ 63). This is a 50-something cycling just as often as the less-a 35-year-old. The average age of the employees who have to work, cycling is a 41 years old and for 4 months in 2013 was 40 years of age.

In 2013, has lived for three-quarters of riders are within a radius of 10 miles of the work, and by 2018, that group had shrunk to 62 per cent. The group, which has more than 30 miles to work, riding a bicycle, it grew at about the same time, from 5.5 per cent to 9.8 per cent. Due to the success of the e-bike is for the average cycling distance between home and workplace 5 years old increased from 7.3 to 9.4 km.

the Public transit:

A growing percentage of the worker is also going to take the train, bus, tram or subway to work, from 2.8 per cent in 2013 to 4.2 per cent by 2018, Belgium, in the Flanders region of 2.5% to 3.8 pct. “That growth, we need to put things into perspective: on average, a plus of 51% in just 5 years, it is a whole lot less than what the bike is (+ 104 per cent) in this respect. The absolute importance of the public transport system remains limited, and still only 4,15% of the employees ' choosing.”

The figures are based on actual data from employees at more than 40,000 employers in the private sector, both sme's and large companies.
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