13 April 2022
Go to release: Transport Bulletin April 2022
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (13 April 2022) published its latest Transport Bulletin. This bulletin captures changing traffic volumes and the number of journeys taken on public transport as a result of the pandemic and as we move out of restrictions. This bulletin is compiled using data collected by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the Road Safety Authority, the National Transport Authority, Dublin City Council, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and the Department of Transport.
The bulletin shows that at the end of March car traffic volumes and public transport journeys remain below pre-COVID 19 levels.
Commenting on this latest bulletin, Nele van der Wielen, Statistician, said: “Data for the end of March 2022 show that car traffic volumes in Dublin and selected regional sites remained below pre-COVID-19 levels. Average car traffic volumes were 8% lower in Dublin and 11% lower in selected Regional sites compared with end of March 2019.
The peak monthly volume of bicycles has also not returned to pre COVID-19 levels but increased each month during the first quarter of this year. The monthly volume of bicycles during peak hours in March 2022 was 24% lower than March 2019, however this increased by 29% compared with the previous month.”
Further commenting on the Transport Bulletin, Nele van der Wielen said: “Today’s publication also shows that there were 11,872 new private cars and 3,902 used (imported) private cars licensed in March 2022. Compared to March 2021, this was a fall of 41% for used private cars and an increase of 11% for new private cars.”
This bulletin will be updated on a regular basis to measure the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on transport. Future editions will be located on the CSO COVID-19 Information Hub.
Dr Nele van der Wielen (+353) 21 453 5379 or Noreen Dorgan (+353) 21 453 5260
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