The freedom to move

The ability to move is crucial in every aspect of life.

Three children looking out from the back window of a car

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Mobility is also one of the most important drivers of economic growth and prosperity. But the relationship between mobility and prosperity is, in the long run, reversible. The statistics clearly show that economic growth also leads to increased traffic. Increased traffic leads to congestion, pollution, climate change and, last but definitely not least, death and serious injury. The statistics make for truly painful reading.