2012 Melbourne transport trips

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In 2012, Melburnians make close to 13 million trips across the city each day.

  • Melburnians make an average of three trips per day.
  • Public transport patronage is anticipated to double over the next 15 years.
  • Around 17 percent of travel to work is made on public transport.
  • 60 percent of Melburnians travel on public transport at least once a month.
  • Travel by car accounts for 77 percent of all weekday trips and this increases to 81 percent on

the weekends.

  • Almost 70 percent of all trips to the central city are made by sustainable forms of transport (public

transport, walking or cycling).

  • Walking is the main form of travel for trips less than one kilometre.

Source: FACT SHEET: TRANSPORT (PDF), Metropolitan Planning Strategy

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