Mobility connects people and the economy in all regions of Switzerland. At the same time, the increasing volumes of traffic also have a negative impact, affecting humans and the environment through greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutants, noise, habitat fragmentation and the consumption of soil and resources. When developing transport infrastructures and services, the needs of society, the economy and the environment need to be balanced. There are significant opportunities to make transport more environmentally sustainable through the promotion of walking and cycling, shared and multi-modal mobility, improved coordination of space and transport, and eco-friendly mobility technologies based on renewable energies.


Mobility means quality of life. However, it also has a significant effect on human health and the environment. Its principal impacts include greenhouse gases, air pollutants, noise and its consumption of land and materials.

Levers and possible solutions

Mobility is after nutrition and housing one of the areas of consumption and production with the greatest effects on the environment. A variety of levers and approaches can be used to make mobility more resource efficient and sustainable.

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