Rationale - what it means and why it is an important measure
Since cities bring together a large number of people (inhabitants and tourists), transport policies, including public transport, are some of the most important urban issues; they play a determining role in the economy and quality of life. Efficient public transport is the main driver to a cleaner urban environment; many transportation problems, such as overuse of private cars, can be solved by implementing good public transport.
How it is compiled, what data are needed
Defined as the number of public transport seats per 1000 people.
The indicator should be measured annually.
Measurements and units
Public transport seats per 1000 population (Number of seats per 1000 capita)
Possible temporal and spatial format
Reference to methodology resources
To use public transport instead of private cars in cities.
Targets, benchmarks, reference values
No target references.
References to examples of application
Congestion of private vehicles in Cape Town: http://www.cmc.gov.za/peh/soe/trans_1.htm