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 regions, dedicated to increased 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, we provide the opportunity to take development to the next level. Our members are 35 municipalities and 6 regions who are promoting daily cycling. The association is supported by 7 associate members who share their knowledge.

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).

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

Christina Bernhardsson (S), president


Gustav Hemming (C), vice president

Region Stockholm

Sofia Stynsberg (M)


Mats Werne (L)


Anders Samuelsson (C)


Therese Metz (MP)


Anja Johansson (S)


Mathias Lindow (L)




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?


    Box 22307,
    104 22, Stockholm


    Samuel Williams, Executive Officer: +46 70-759 05 70,