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A common quest to create the cycling cities of tomorrow

Swedish Cycling Cities – a network of municipalities and regions for cycling

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 35 municipalities and 6 regions are national leaders in promoting daily cycling. The association is supported by 7 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

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Cycling is increasing in Swedish cities

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Cycling investments are rewarding for the society

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More and more funds are spent on cycling


The Board

Moa Rasmusson (L), president

Sollentuna

Christina Bernhardsson (S), vice president

Umeå

Emmyly Bönfors (C)

Göteborg

Ulrika Frick (MP)

Västra Götalandsregionen

Gustav Hemming (C)

Region Stockholm

Jenny Lundström (MP)

Region Uppsala

Anders Samuelsson (C)

Jönköping

Sofia Stynsberg (M)

Växjö

Mats Werne (L)

Helsingborg


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.

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Want to know more?

    Address:

    Box 22307,
    104 22, Stockholm

    Telephone:

    Emil Rensvala, Executive Officer: +46 73-324 77 84, emil.rensvala@svenskacykelstader.se