Source: Punjab Development Bureau of Statistics - Government of the Punjab
Available at http://bos.gop.pk/?q=system/files/Development-Statistics-2012.pdf
While taxis provide an expansive mobility option, people prefer the individual freedom provided by motorbikes for smaller commutes within locality and to important land uses like schools, workplaces, social activities. Although motorcycle is a potentially dangerous mode of commute on urban roads in Pakistan, it still seems to be a popular mode of travel among young and older adult population of Pakistan. I would like to point out the issue that the apparent increase in vehicle ownerhip is mostly benefiting the male population and women mobility still remains a major point of concern in urban planning and transportation system of the country. It is important to note that female population DO NOT drive motorcycles and bicycles in the coutnry. They prefer to be a pillion rider at the back as mentioned by an eminent professor Hodobhoy here : http://tribune.com.pk/story/511107/women-on-motorbikes-whats-the-problem/
It would be interesting to explore the gendered data on motor vehicle registration which would be heavily skewed towards male owners. It is expected that the apparent increase in vehicle ownership has marginally benefited women as they are dependent on male driver for mobility even after a household owns a motorcycle.