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.
The distance travelled by motorised private transport has increased by about 33% since 1990, from 44,782 to 59,846 million km per year. In 2013 75% of person-kilometres are made by car, with the share due to public transport at around 19%. 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).
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.