Cycling to work in figures
Cycling to work is more and more common. This is not only noticeable on the road, but is also evident from a whole series of studies and surveys. How popular is the bicycle exactly? We list some recent figures for Flanders and Belgium.
FietsDNA - Fietsberaad Vlaanderen - 2020
25% of Flemish people (almost) always commute to work or school by bike
The average bicycle commuting time is 25 minutes (one way).
Federal Commuting Survey 2017 - 2018
In 2017, 11.1% of Belgians chose the bicycle as their main mode of transport to work.
In Brussels, 4.4% choose the bicycle as their main means of transport to work, in Flanders 17% and in Wallonia 1.6%.
Source: Federal Commuting Survey
Acerta Mobility Barometer - Belgium - 2020
33% of Belgians sometimes use the bicycle, whether or not in combination with another means of transport. In 2019 this was 30,5
14.6% of Belgians always use the bicycle. The province of Flemish Brabant is in the lead with 18.5%.
The average distance between home and work is just under 20 km
Statistiek Vlaanderen - 2019
17% of Flemish employees use the bicycle as their main means of transport.
In 2019, 5% of all commuting trips were made by electric bike.
Source: Statistiek Vlaanderen
SD Worx - Belgium - 2020
Between 2019 and 2020, there is an increase of 20% more employees receiving a bicycle allowance.
Strong regional differences in the number of employees receiving a bicycle allowance: East Flanders 26%, Antwerp 25%, Brussels 9% and Flemish Brabant 10%.
Source: SD Worx
How often do the employees of your company cycle to work?
As a Bike to Work-coordinator, you can use the Bike to Work-platform to calculate the percentage of cycling employees.