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. Shifting traffic from road to rail can significantly reduce the harmful effects.
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.