13 May 2022
Go to release: Transport Bulletin May 2022
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (13 May 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 April public transport journeys remain below pre-COVID-19 levels but increased significantly since the beginning of the pandemic.
Commenting on this latest bulletin, Nele van der Wielen, Statistician, said: “Public Transport passenger journeys climbed to their highest levels since March 2020 but have not returned to pre-COVID-19 levels. Public transport journeys in the week starting 24 April 2022 were 77% of the number taken in early March 2020 (pre-COVID-19).
The peak monthly volume of bicycles has also not returned to pre-COVID-19 levels but increased each month during the first four months of this year. The monthly volume of bicycles during peak hours in April 2022 was 26% lower than April 2019, however increased by 1% compared with previous month.”
Further commenting on the Transport Bulletin, Nele van der Wielen said: “Today’s publication also shows that there were 10,045 new private cars and 3,770 used (imported) private cars licensed in April 2022. Compared to April 2021, this was a fall of 40% for used private cars and an increase of 22% 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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