German Mobility Panel
Cycling reached a 12.9 percent modal share in 2013
Since 1994 the German Mobility Panel surveys essential data on travel demand and personal mobility behaviour on an annual basis - for example information about travel mode use, travel purposes or travel time of the German population. For the purpose of collecting such information households are interviewed about their everyday mobility behaviour and their car mileage. With this information the survey participants substantially contribute to the sustainable development of the transportation infrastructure.
The results from the actual German Mobility Panel prove, that the changes in mobility behaviour, observed during the last decade, continue. Regarding the choice of travel mode, the MOP shows a slow decrease in walking (substitution trough cycling trips), a successive increase in cycling (bicycle's acceptance as a mode of transport growths), a slow decrease in individual motorised transport, a growing use of multi-modal transport options, as well as a slow increasing public transport usage.
According to the MOP, 12.0 percent of all trips in 2013 were made by bike. That corresponds to 3.6 percent of all kilometres travelled and 9.1 percent of the overall mobility time. To compare: walking's modal share was 22.3 percent, public transportation's 12.1 percent, individual motorized transport's 52.4 percent and that of others (e.g. sea and air traffic) 0.2 percent. Overall, 3.39 trips were made per person and day.
Download of the report (in German): "Deutsches Mobilitätspanel (MOP)- Wissenschaftliche Begleitung und Auswertungen Bericht 2013/2014: Alltagsmobilität und Fahrleistung" (Forschungsprojekt FE‐Nr. 70.0864/2011 / Auftraggeber: Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI) / Auftragnehmer: Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Institut für Verkehrswesen, Karlsruhe, 28.01.2015)
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Source and further information (in German): http://mobilitaetspanel.ifv.kit.edu