MONET 2030: Modal split of passenger transport

SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the share of public transport in total motorised passenger transport by road and rail.

Mobility is of vital necessity to people and is an important prerequisite for a well-functioning economy. Mobility is often associated with noise, the emission of health-harming atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases.  The choice of means of transport is a decisive part of sustainable development: public transport and human-powered mobility are more environmentally friendly, better for one’s health and generally cheaper than the car. If we wish to protect the environment while efficiently managing ever-increasing mobility, the share of public transport in transport will have to be increased.

Help for interpretation
The indicator does not take human-powered mobility into account. The decrease in 2020 and 2021 is explained in particular by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

International comparability
This indicator is used at international level. It is calculated by Eurostat for 28 EU countries. The data collection method is not, however, harmonised at EU level, thus limiting international comparability of the data.



The indicator shows the share of public passenger transport (road and rail) in total motorised passenger transport by road and rail (public road transport, public rail transport, private motorised road transport).

Private motorised road transport includes cars, two-wheeled motorised vehicles and private coaches. Public road transport includes trams, trolleybuses and buses.

Data come from the survey on passenger transport performance (PV-L) and the public transport statistics (PT) from the Federal Statistical Office. Results are published every year.


16b Limits for consumption of non-renewable resources 
Non-renewable resources should only be used in amounts that can be replaced by renewable resources.

17a Limits for degradable waste and toxins
Pollution of the environment with degradable waste and pollutants should be minimised. Contamination should not exceed the absorption capacity of the ecosystem.


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