European Mobility Week

The 21st European Mobility Week will take place from 16 to 20 September

In 2021, 76% of residents of Slovenia (15–84 years) were daily mobile. Of the total number of trips, men made 51% and women 49%. Men were drivers of a car on 62% of their trips, while women drove on 49% of their trips.

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European Mobility Week: Better connections

This year’s European Mobility Week is the 21st It will take place from 16 to 22 September, and conclude with the Car-Free Day. The slogan Better connections emphasises that the quality of our life in a society depends on good accessibility of goods and services with the various alternatives to personal motorised transport. It encourages us to walk, cycle and use public transport, promoting behavioural change in favour of active and sustainable mobility.

In 2021, the residents of Slovenia made the majority of trips by cars (67%), 26% by foot or bicycle, and only 3% by public means of transport.


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With public transport, travel to work demands too much time

The residents who travelled to work by car as a driver or as a passenger did not use public transport mostly because they would have spent too much time on their way (33%) or there was no public transport in their time of travel (36%). Only 1% of them did not use public transport because of fear of infection. Almost nobody was bothered with (too expensive) price of the ticket.


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At the time of work, cars on free parking lots

75% of trips to and from work were made by cars. The drivers left them mostly (89%) in free parking lots that were mainly provided by the companies where they work, or they left their cars in public space (e.g. along the streets).

Three quarters of residents were daily mobile

In 2021, 76% of residents (15–84 years) were daily mobile. On an average day, they went on a trip in the distance from 100 m to 300 km. In 2017, 84% of residents were daily mobile.
In 2021, 79% of the residents made at least one trip on a workday, and 69% on a non-working day. 78% of men and 74% of women were mobile. In the age group 41–55, 84% of persons were mobile, which is the highest share by age groups. In the age group 15–25, 80% of persons were mobile.

Why did a quarter of residents (15–84 years) not go on any trip? Almost every second (45%) had “no real reason to go anywhere”. The second most common reason (21%) was “illness”, i.e. either the respondent or any other family member was ill.

Women walked a quarter of their trips

Men made 51% of trips of the total number of trips, women 49%. Women walked (ran) on a quarter of their trips, men on 18% of their trips. Men were car-drivers on 62% of their trips, and car-passengers on 6%. Women drove cars on 49% of their trips, and were passengers on 17% of their trips. 


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The share of trips that were walked was the highest (36%) in the age group 71–84. Students were the group of residents who used public transport most often, namely on 18% of their trips.

Recreational activities covered half of trips with the purpose of leisure

Leisure was the most often stated purpose of the trip (36%). A half of these trips were made because of outdoor sport or recreational activities (walking, running, cycling, etc.); 74% of these trips were walked and 9% were cycled.
The second most common reason of leisure trips (33%) was socialising, such as visits, meals, social events.

Two thirds of daily carpoolers were men

Carpooling is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car. The driver and passengers share the costs of fuel. Usually, the drivers take turns each day. Among the employed and self-employed persons, and persons in education, 18% took part in carpooling, which is 5 percentage points fewer than in 2017.
One in five carpoolers (23%) was a daily carpooler; the rest used carpooling less often. Among daily carpoolers, 64% were men. A third (33%) of daily carpoolers was aged 26–40. Carpooling was a daily mode of transport for 4% of all employed and self-employed persons (in 2017 5%).

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