Number of commuters rises to record high in Germany
The number of commuters has risen to an all-time high in Germany, according to an analysis by the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR). Sixty percent of all employees commute to work, compared to 53 percent in 2000. On average, employees now live almost 17 kilometres away from their place of work, compared to 14.6 kilometres at the start of the millennium.
Find the press release in German here.
Find background in the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector.