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LKW und Pkw auf der Autobahn

Passenger traffic and freight transport in Germany are growing steadily. Increasing numbers of passengers does not necessarily have to hamper personal mobility. By the same token, more freight transport does add up to the better and more efficient supply of goods. read more

Umwelt-Indikator

Indicator: Final energy consumption of transport

A graph shows the final energy consumption in freight and passenger transport between 2005 and 2020 and the targets of the Federal Government (2005 = 100) presented as an index.

The Federal Government wants to lower final energy consumption of freight and passenger transport by 15 to 20 % by 2030 compared to 2005.However, final energy consumption in transport seems to stagnate at a high level with an upward trend of freight transport in recent years. It will be difficult to reach the target in either sector.Freight and passenger transport have become significantly more ef... read more

Indicator: Environmentally friendly passenger transport

A graph shows the share of pedestrian, utility cycling, railway and passenger transport services in the overall passenger transport volume. Shown here are the years between 2003 and 2019. There has been one change in method in this period.

The share of environmentally friendly passenger transport has remained more or less constant since 2003, only slightly increasing and reaching 20.6 % in 2019.To keep the environmental impact of passenger transport low, the share of environmentally friendly transport in total passenger transport should be as high as possible.The Federal Government’s National Cycling Plan is to support cycling as a... read more

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