Mobility and transport microcensus 2015 - Population spends one and a half hours a day in transport

Neuchâtel/Bern, 16.05.2017 - (FSO/ARE) – In 2015, the Swiss resident population travelled an average of 36.8 kilometres within Switzerland per person per day, for 90.4 minutes. Compared with 2010, there was hardly any change in the daily distance per person. The most important means of transport remained the car, accounting for 65% of the distances travelled. Railways gained slight ground once again, with their share increasing from 19 to 20% compared with 2010. These figures are from the Mobility and transport microcensus, a survey conducted by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO) and the Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE).

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