Indicator air

Motorised passenger transport

Mobility has always been essential for the population and is a vital condition of 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.

Assessment of the state
poor poor
Assessment of the trend
negative negative
Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2018: 61529 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2017: 60879 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2016: 59846 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2015: 58687 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2014: 57689 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2013: 56724 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2012: 55745 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2011: 54696 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2010: 54037 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2009: 53074 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2008: 51795 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2007: 50668 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2006: 50261 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2005: 49930 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2004: 49750 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2003: 49206 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2002: 48694 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2001: 48031 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 2000: 47411 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1999: 46173 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1998: 45174 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1997: 44156 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1996: 43347 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1995: 42997 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1994: 42612 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1993: 44159 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1992: 45152 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1991: 45799 Passenger transport: distances travelled by motorised private transport* 1990: 44782
* Domestic and foreign vehicles in Switzerland (excluding minibuses): Cars, private buses, motor cycles, mopeds; since 2008: Extrapolation

Data for the graph: Excel
Source: FSO
Comment

The distance travelled by motorised private transport has increased by about 26% since 2000, from 47,411 to 59,846 million km per year. In 2018 75% of person-kilometres are made by car, with the share due to public transport at around 18%. One in three households have two or more cars, whereas one in five is car-free.

A poll associated with the traffic microcensus indicated that most people reject measures to restrict the use of private cars (for example, car parking charges or an increase in the price of petrol).

Method

This indicator shows the distance travelled annually by motor vehicles for personal mobility (in vehicle kilometres). The categories covered are cars, private buses, motor cycles and motorised bicycles.

Basis for assessment of the trend
Targeted trend Initial value Final value Variation in % Observed trend Assessment
Decrease Average 2000-2002 Average 2016-2018 26.45% Growth negative
 
Last updated on: 01.07.2020

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