Febiac: “Scooter and motorcycle fastest way to commute”
In a press release, the Belgian federation for automobiles and cycles FEBIAC uses several studies to make it’s point that a motor scooter or motor cycle is the fastest way to commute in Belgium today. According to the American real traffic information provider Inrix, Belgians spent an average of 21 hours in traffic jams in 2016.
A test in real time between a car, a scooter and public transport, executed in March 2017, between Herent (Leuven) and Woluwe-Saint-Lambert (Brussels) showed the scooter being 20 minutes faster then the car and more then an hour faster then public transport. A survey by Febiac with 170 motorcyclists revealed an average of 19,5% gain of time compared to the car and 57,5% compared to public transport.
Yet another study, executed by mobility research organization Transport & Mobility Leuven, concluded that if 10% of car drivers would replace their car with a two-wheel vehicle during rush hours, traffic jams could be shortened by 40%. Even better: all traffic jams could disappear when 25% of commuters choose the scooter or motorcycle.