Sat, 23 Sep 2023

The 'Walking, Cycling and Public Transport in Northern Ireland 2021/22' report is now available.

This report, produced by the Analysis, Statistics and Research Branch (ASRB) of the Department for Infrastructure (DfI), presents findings from the 2021/22 Continuous Household Survey (CHS).

The publication is available on the ASRB website at:


Walking in Northern Ireland

  • In 2021/22 almost 9 out of 10 (85%) respondents said they considered 'walking' to be active travel, while around 4 in 5 (77%) said the same for 'cycling'.
  • Just over two thirds (67%) were satisfied with walking facilities in their area, down from 74% in 2020/21.
  • 63% of respondents said that they would be likely to walk short journeys (up to 2 miles / 3km).

Cycling in Northern Ireland

  • A third of respondents (33%) own or have access to a bicycle.
  • Of those who owned or had access to a bicycle, just over a third (34%) had cycled in the previous four weeks.
  • Less than half (46%) of respondents are satisfied with cycling facilities in their area, down from 53% in 2020/21.

Public Transport in Northern Ireland

  • Around 8 in 10 (79%) respondents are satisfied with Public transport facilities in their area, around the same as in 2020/21.
  • Almost two in ten (18%) of respondents used public transport at least a few times per month, and 65% used public transport at least once a year.
  • Almost all (95%) respondents felt 'very safe' or 'fairly safe' when using public transport.

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