70% of Walloon people never uses public transport
For the first time a recent study shows the significant differences in popularity of public transport between geographic regions in Belgium. In Brussels the use of public transport is the biggest: 63%. Outside Brussels trains, trams and buses are far more successful in Flanders than in Wallonia.
In the Flemish provinces 40 til 45% of the population uses public transport, a little less though in Limburg (32%). Also in Liège public transport is relatively popular (32%) but in the Walloon region about 70% of the population never has used any means of public transport in 2017.
In Antwerp bicycles are intensively used (68%), in Luxembourg hardly (17%). Elsewhere in Wallonia some 25% goes by bike, but this percentage rises to 45% in the Flemish part of Brabant, which even has the least number of cyclists.
Feeling of security stagnates
Although the number of fatalities in road accidents decreases (770 in 2012, 637 in 2016) the feeling of insecurity stagnates. It even has risen slightly, especially with users of public transport, which still is considered the most safe way of traveling. People evaluate the danger of it less than 4 on a scale of 10.
Users of bicycles, motorcycles or motorbikes feel most insecure (danger scale between 5 and 6), especially in Brussels and Wallonia. Car drivers and pedestrians usually have a neutral security feeling (between 4 and 5).