However, compared with previous 2001 and 2012 surveys, this represents a decrease. For in 2012, 65% of trips were made by car. This reduction benefits the bicycle, which in 2017 represented 12% of trips, against 8% in 2012, and public transport (9% in 2012 to 11% in 2017). Walking, however, is less common (14% in 2017, against 16% in 2012).
Significant behavioral differences are observed among the three regions. In Brussels, the car is used by a minority (46%), while public transport and walking are each selected for 24% of trips. In Flanders, the bicycle is outstanding, when compared to other regions (18% against 4% in Brussels, and 2% in Wallonia). It is in Wallonia that the car is the most used (73% of trips).