Ten Things We Learned about Travelling in Ireland in 2014


The CSO’s national travel survey was recently published and reveals  the travel habits of people in Ireland in 2014 writes Geraldine Herbert

  • Women were more than twice as likely to travel as a passenger in a car than men.
  • Men were substantially more likely to travel by lorry or motorcycle than women.
  • Nearly a fifth of all journeys were for a distance less than 2 km
  • The most common reasons for making a journey in 2014 were to travel to and from work (25%)
  • Shopping came a close 2nd accounting for 24% of all journeys made.
  • Nearly a quarter of all journeys are made between 4pm and 7pm
  • The average journey distance in 2014 was 14.6 kilometres and on average took 22.7 minutes
  • In Dublin it took almost seventy per cent longer to complete a trip of the same distance  than in the rest of the country.
  • In 2014, almost three quarters of journeys (74.4%) were by car.
  • Journeys by rail, DART or LUAS had an average distance of 32.6 kilometres and took on average 49.9 minutes to complete.

The full report can be read here 


Geraldine Herbert

12th August, 2015

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring Editor and Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK), EuroNews and to RTÉ, Newstalk, TodayFM, BBC Radio and Vigin Media. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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