Passenger transport in selected cities by transport mode 2017

This statistic shows passenger transport use in selected cities in 2017, broken down by mode. In four of the nine chosen cities, New York, Vancouver, Melbourne and Dubai, private cars are used for the majority of passenger transport, particularly in Dubai. Here, private cars make up 83 percent of passenger transportation. Public transport services are very popular in both Mumbai and Buenos Aires, thanks to having some of the lowest public transport costs in the world.

Modal split of passenger transport in selected cities worldwide as of 2017, by city and transport mode

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Release date

May 2019



Survey time period


Supplementary notes

Category "other" for Melbourne includes private taxis and private two-wheelers.
Category "other" for Mumbai includes auto rickshaws, private two-wheelers and private taxis.
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The following regions were covered:
Beijing Municipality (consisting of all 16 districts);
Buenos Aires City;
Dubai Urban Area (includes Sharjah);
Helsinki Capital Region (covers four adjacent municipalities including the city of Helsinki);
Mumbai Metropolitan Area, which comprises Greater Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai and Ulhasnagar;
Melbourne Urban Centre and Locality (as defined by Australian Bureau of Statistics);
Nairobi City County;
New York (NY-NJ-CT) urbanized area as designated by US Office of Management and Budget;
Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area

According to the source, the information presented in this graph was collected for the years 2016 and 2017 (or earlier wherever up-to-date information was unavailable).

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