RAC Confirms Cars Dominate Commute To Work
RAC Car And The Commute Report
The RAC has confirmed that the majority of people in England and Wales commute to work by car or van (sorry train spotters). As such, its “Car and the Commute” report has revealed that - of the 26.5 million workers aged 16-74 - 57.5% favour such a vehicle and give a further 5.1% a lift. The third most popular option is walking (10.7%) followed by: bus, minibus or coach (7.3%), train (5.2%), underground, metro, light rail or tram (3.9%), bike (2.9%), motorcycle, scooter, moped (0.8%) and taxi (0.5%). The rest predominantly work from home or travel via an unspecified means such as helicopter, rocket pants or spaceship. Now, it would be fair to assume that a higher percentage of the workers that live in rural areas commute by car compared to their urban counterparts that have better public transport. That is true - but the gap is small. As such, 68.7% of rural workers drive their car and 4.7% catch a lift. In comparison - excluding the capital city – the urban figures are 61.1% and 6%, respectively. Even in London that has traffic problems and a congestion charge, 28% of workers use their car and offer 1.7% a lift. Sorry train spotters.