We are the best cities for cycling in Sweden.
And improving.

Swedish Cycling Cities

Svenska Cykelstäder (eng. Swedish Cycling Cities) is an association composed of Sweden’s most ambitious municipalities and organizations dedicated to working for increased and safer cycling. It is a historic opportunity to collaboratively promote accessible, healthy, sustainable and liveable cities. Gathering the best contributors in the field as a Swedish cycling embassy provides the opportunity to take development to the next level. The 31 municipalities and 4 regions are national leaders in promoting daily cycling. The association is supported by 9 associate members: companies which lead the private sector’s conversion to working with cycling.

During 2014 some of Sweden’s best and most ambitious cycling municipalities created a network. The goal was to create cooperation and knowledge exchange between the best municipalities and highlight Swedish best practices in cycling. The initiative for the association came from Malmö municipality together with cycling interest groups Svensk Cykling (eng. Swedish Cycling) and Cykelfrämjandet (eng. The Swedish Cycling Advocacy Organisation).

We want to increase the bicycle’s share of transportation, make it easier, safer, and more fun to ride in Swedish cities and increase cyclists’ status in planning practices at the municipal, regional, and national level. The shared vision is that bicycles will account for half of all trips shorter than five kilometers. The association works strategically with opinion forming, knowledge exchange and collaboration.

Swedish Cycling Cities’ joint vision is for 50 % of all journeys shorter than 5 kilometers to be bike rides

Cycling facts


Cycling is increasing in Swedish cities


Cycling investments are rewarding for the society


More and more funds are spent on cycling

The Board

Moa Rasmusson, president (Liberals), Sollentuna
Christina Bernhardsson, vice president (Social Democrats), Umeå
Anders Samuelsson (Center Party), Jönköping
Rickard Malmström (Green Party), Uppsala
Gustav Hemming (Center Party) Region Stockholm
Mats Werne (Liberals), Helsingborg
Ulrika Frick (Green Party), Region Västra Götaland
Håkan Björklund (Center Party), Halmstad
Louise Eklund (Liberals), Region Skåne

The Cycling Cities

The Cycling Regions

Associate members


Discover the facts and stories of our country

Sweden is investing like never before in active mobility. Increasing cycling through making it faster, safer and more attractive is key to reach the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Do you want to know more about what we do to create liveable cycling cities for the future? As ambassadors of Swedish cycling practice, we hold lectures, organize study tours and offer customized services at your requests.


Want to know more?


Klara Norra Kyrkogata 31
Box 22 307
104 22 Stockholm


Emil Törnsten, CEO: +46 73-324 77 84