According to news station NFS, during the winter, 80% of Icelandic elementary school children either walk or bike to school; 20% are driven or take a bus. Most of the children, 76%, walk and 19% are driven by car.
The results surprised the Rekjavík City Environmental Department which had believed that the traffic jams in front schools each morning showed that most children were driven to school.
IMG Gallup performed the research for the Reykjavík City Environmental Department. 1400 parents of elementary school children were questioned; the answer rate was 54%.