The Norwegian National Travel survey 2013/14 is the seventh national survey. Approximately 60 000 persons aged 13 or more were interviewed about their access to transport resources, everyday mobility and longer journeys undertaken less frequently.
The survey shows that the percentage having access to a car has increased since 2009. In the same period the quality of the public transport has improved. There has been a small increase in the use of bicycle and car as a driver.
Almost 90 percent of the population in municipalities with more than 20 000 inhabitants have private parking at their home. The average trip is longer in 2013/14 than in 2009. For the longest trips air travel has increased at the expense of car use.
In 2013/14 30 percent of the population has a very good public transport supply, i.e. hourly frequency of at least four departures and a distance less than one kilometre to the bus stop/terminal. In 2009 the percentage was 26. There are great differences between places of living. 83 percent of people living in Oslo have a very good supply, and also those living in Trondheim and Stavanger have a high quality of the public transport supply (64 percent).
Access to a car is one of the most important factors affecting choice of mode. In 2013/14 88 percent belonged to a household with at least one car. This is an increase from 2009, when 85 percent was in the same situation. 45 percent has one car, 35 percent has two cars, while eight percent has three or more cars. Access to a car increases with income.
In 2013/14 the population undertook an average of 3.26 trips per day. This includes 10 per cent that do not travel in the course of an average day. There is a slight decrease from 2009 in the percentage that do not travel.
The average trip is 14,5 km, an increase from 2009, and lasts for 24 minutes. The average length travelled per day by each person is 47,2 km, spending 78 minutes again an increase from 2009. Compared to the beginning of the 1990ties both daily travel distance and travel time have increased, from 32,0 km to 47,2 km per day and from 60 to 78 minutes per day.