Moovit unveils its 2019 Global Public Transport Report - How does your city compare?

Published: January 15, 2020

We have all heard that getting around Los Angeles is difficult, and that Londoners endure long commutes compared to other UK cities, but how does public transportation across the world really stack up? What about micro-mobility usage like bikes and scooters?

Public transportation is the backbone of societal life in every city. It powers how residents commute to work, school, leisure, doctor’s appointments, and how tourists travel to attractions, tourist sites, and everything in between. Citizens need public transit and micro-mobility options to support their daily activities, but sometimes it can be challenging for local governments to grasp how transit is really consumed in their cities due to a lack of reports and insights that combine quantitative and qualitative data demonstrating the societal impact of local public transport.

After analyzing tens of millions of trip requests performed throughout 2019, combined with user research in 99 cities around the world, we are happy to be releasing our 2019 Global Public Transport Report. The report portrays a fascinating picture of how people commute in their cities using both public transportation and micro-mobility as we start 2020.

This report, which is based on big data, but also includes qualitative data such as reasons that would encourage people to use public transit or micro-mobility more often, can be a very beneficial tool for any city or transport agency looking for an accurate picture of the daily travel habits of their citizens in their cities.

Some highlights from the report include:

    • Los Angeles and Miami travelers tie for the longest commute time in the US
    • Londoners transfer lines more often during a single commute trip than any other UK city
    • Bangkok riders take first place for bike and scooter usage — 29% use it daily
    • Rio has the longest average commute time in Brazil — 67 minutes
    • Almost a quarter of travelers in NYC-NJ wait less than 5 minutes for transit during a single commute trip
    • Poor road conditions are the main reason why Romans don’t use micro-mobility
    • Riders in almost every city around the world said they would use public transit more often if there were accurate and reliable arrival times
    • Parisian’s have the highest rate of making three or more transfers in Europe
    • Miami, by far, has the longest average walking distance during a single commute trip, in the US
    • In the UK, London and South East travelers face the most trips over 2 hours
    • More than a third of micro-mobility users around the world (35%) use it in combination with public transit as the first/last segment

We are making the report accessible to anybody that would like to explore and compare metrics of cities and countries around the world. Click here to view the Global Public Transport Report.

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