Bicycle sales outpaced new-car sales last year in all EU countries, except Belgium and Luxembourg. The top five countries where bikes outsold cars the most in 2012 were Lithuania, Greece, Romania, Slovenia and Hungary.
The slump in car sales across Europe as a result of the financial crisis could partly explain this trend. Another reason might be that today’s younger generation is less interested in buying cars.
Source: NPR, 24 October 2013