Share of urban populations with convenient access to public transport

See all data and research on:

What you should know about this indicator

Estimated share of urban population who can access a public transport stop within a walking distance of 500 meters (for low capacity public transport systems) and/or 1000 meters (for high capacity public transport systems) along the street network.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dataset is the primary collection of data tracking progress towards the SDG indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources.

United Nations (2023) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
February 14, 2024
Next expected update
February 2025
Date range

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

United Nations (2023)

Data published by

SDG Indicators Database, United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (2023)

Retrieved on
August 16, 2023

How we process data at Our World in Data

All data and visualizations on Our World in Data rely on data sourced from one or several original data providers. Preparing this original data involves several processing steps. Depending on the data, this can include standardizing country names and world region definitions, converting units, calculating derived indicators such as per capita measures, as well as adding or adapting metadata such as the name or the description given to an indicator.

At the link below you can find a detailed description of the structure of our data pipeline, including links to all the code used to prepare data across Our World in Data.

Read about our data pipeline
Notes on our processing step for this indicator

For each country the average across all cities avaialble was calculated.

Reuse this work

  • All data produced by third-party providers and made available by Our World in Data are subject to the license terms from the original providers. Our work would not be possible without the data providers we rely on, so we ask you to always cite them appropriately (see below). This is crucial to allow data providers to continue doing their work, enhancing, maintaining and updating valuable data.
  • All data, visualizations, and code produced by Our World in Data are completely open access under the Creative Commons BY license. You have the permission to use, distribute, and reproduce these in any medium, provided the source and authors are credited.


How to cite this page

To cite this page overall, including any descriptions, FAQs or explanations of the data authored by Our World in Data, please use the following citation:

“Data Page: Share of urban populations with convenient access to public transport”, part of the following publication: Hannah Ritchie, Veronika Samborska and Max Roser (2024) - “Urbanization”. Data adapted from United Nations (2023). Retrieved from [online resource]
How to cite this data

In-line citationIf you have limited space (e.g. in data visualizations), you can use this abbreviated in-line citation:

United Nations (2023) – processed by Our World in Data

Full citation

United Nations (2023) – processed by Our World in Data. “Share of urban populations with convenient access to public transport” [dataset]. United Nations (2023) [original data]. Retrieved July 14, 2024 from