Being mobile has always been a human need, and the transportation of goods is an important prerequisite for a functioning economy.. The use of means of transport, especially of cars, is however often associated with noise, air pollution which is damaging to health and emissions of greenhouse gases. Transportation structures also consume land and fragment the landscape.
This indicator shows the distance travelled annually on the roads by motor vehicles for personal mobility and by goods vehicles (in vehicle-kilometres). Domestic and foreign vehicles are included.