A transport system that is easily accessible, reliable and affordable provides access to work, education, services and social participation
A transport system that is easily accessible, reliable and affordable contributes to life satisfaction and wellbeing in multiple ways. It enables access to work, friends and family, as well as health-supporting facilities, such as schools, colleges, parks, libraries and – more directly – health care centres.
Barriers to people using public transport vary geographically, and across demographic groups, but they all have the power to make it hard – or completely impossible – for people to access essential aspects of day-to-day life. This can contribute to stress, fatigue, low mood and social exclusion.
The charts in this section explore trends and inequalities in social exclusion and transport.