A national cycling strategy for more and safer cycling.

The Swedish Government has adopted ‘A national cycling strategy for more and safer cycling – contributing to a sustainable society and a high quality of life throughout the country’.

The Government wants to encourage long-term sustainable transport solutions. More and safer cycling can help reduce congestion and the environmental impact of travel in built-up areas, and contribute to improved public health.

One of the strategy’s important starting points is cyclists. They are not a homogeneous group with similar travel habits, needs and circumstances; they are women and men, girls and boys of different ages and at various life stages who use bicycles in different ways and for different purposes.

The national cycling strategy is the first of its kind and has the overall aim of promoting more and safer cycling. The strategy is an expression of the Government’s ambitions in the area of cycling and a platform for future joint efforts. It aims to strengthen positive cycling trends and encourage more people to change their habits and start cycling.

The strategy focuses on the following:

  • more bicycle-friendly municipalities;
  • greater knowledge about different groups of cyclists;
  • higher priority for bicycle traffic in community planning;
  • more demonstration projects;
  • more functional and user-friendly cycling infrastructure, and adapted management and maintenance;
  • and increased physical activity.

A number of assignments to promote more and safer cycling are currently being prepared in connection with the strategy.


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