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Portuguese among Europe’s biggest walkers

in News · 11-12-2014 15:03:00 · 1 Comments

Despite the car still being the most common form of transport in the daily routines of the Portuguese, the inhabitants of this country are, according to an EC study, among the biggest walkers in Europe.

Portuguese among Europe’s biggest walkers

A Eurobarometer survey published by the European Commission on Monday this week revealed that Portugal is among the countries where making journeys by foot is most common, with 23 percent of respondents saying they make their daily routine trips that way.
The report, conducted to assess the quality of transport in the European Union and based on the feedback from 28,000 face-to-face surveys, found that the car is still the most common mode of transport used throughout the EU for daily chores (by 54 percent of respondents), followed by public transport (19 percent) and walking (14 percent).
Convenience is the main reason for the choices of transport, followed by speed and price.
In Portugal, and in-keeping with the European average, the car is also the form of transport most commonly used in a typical day, with just under half of national respondents (47 percent) opting for it.
The car was followed by public transport (24 percent), and walking (23 percent).
Portugal is also among the countries where the use of public transport is the most common, as well as making routine journeys on foot, where Portugal is on a par with Romania and just a shade behind Spain and Bulgaria.
Only two percent of Portuguese said they used a train to get them about their day-to-day tasks, and a mere one percent said they cycled.

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Portuguese among the biggest walkers in Europe,,,WHY,,, we pay the highest fuel prices in the world,, outside the major cities public transport sucks. So don't drive or catch public transport, you might as well walk.
by Mr John from Algarve on 12-12-2014 06:58:00

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