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).

Source: Fietsberaad

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

Source: Acerta

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.


In addition to the familiar benefits and discounts that employees can activate with their bike coins, Bike to Work offers four new exciting benefits.