Four out of every five commutes made in the city of Stockholm are less than ten kilometres in length. For such trips, bicycles could be a great alternative. But, in order for this to be possible, it is necessary to have an infrastructure adapted to the needs of cyclists.
The city strives to make bicycling in Stockholm more popular during all seasons of the year, while at the same time improving traffic safety for cyclists. The goal is to become one of the leading European cities for bicycling.
The number of commuters who cycle to central Stockholm has more than doubled during the last 15 years, and more than 150,000 residents now ride their bike to and from work throughout the year. Of the total amount of vehicular traffic to the inner city, the proportion of cyclists has increased from four to eight percent.
The infrastructure for cyclists has been improved in the following ways: new bicycle lanes have been constructed, existing bicycle lanes have been repaired and improvements have been made regarding traffic signals, parking for bicycles and availability of bicycle pumps.
During the last year, significant investments have also been made in measures to improve traffic safety. Two examples of this are bicycle boxes and tests with red-coloured pavement at intersections that are particularly dangerous for cyclists. For more information about bicycling in Stockholm, please visit www.stockholm.se/cykling.
For more information about bicycles-for-loan, please visit www.citybikes.se
Erica Lawesson, Head of Communications, The Traffic and Waste Management Administration
Tel +46 8 508 272 05, +46 76 12 272 05
Mats Freij, Press Officer, The Traffic and Waste Management Administration
Tel +46 8 508 261 60, +46 76 12 261 60