Urban dwellers' preferred mode of transport India 2019 by gender

Walking was the most preferred mode of transportation by both genders of urban dwellers for their weekly needs in India according to a survey on urban mobility. Although, 65 percent of the men respondents preferred to walk, only 61 percent of the women preferred to commute to work and education by walk. Personal motorbike was a popular choice of transportation mode among men in comparison with women in the south Asian country.

Preferred transportation mode of urban dwellers across India in 2019, by gender

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

June and July 2019

Number of respondents

3,682 respondents

Age group


Special properties

urban citizens.

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Respondents were from six metro cities, 16 tier one cities and 38 tier two cities. 49 percent of the respondents were male and 51 percent of respondents were female.

Metro - population of over seven million
Tier one - population between 2 million and 7 million
Tier two - population between 0.1 million and 2 million

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