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By TASN / Updated: 17 Oct 2019

Why is the difference in cycling between Copenhagen and Stockholm so substantial?

Why is there such a remarkable difference in the cycling levels between the two Scandinavian capital cities of Copenhagen and Stockholm? The two cities are generally considered to be culturally close but show clear differences with respect to cycling policies and infrastructure.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 17 Oct 2019

Gothenburg opens Sweden's first logistics center for electric cargo bikes

The final part of the logistics chain when the package is transported to the final recipient is known as 'the last mile delivery' and it is in this step that cycle couriers and electric bicycles can play a key role in delivery and logistics within modern urban areas. However, there are currently very few dedicated logistics centres built specifically to cater to last-mile delivery by bike.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 24 Jul 2019

3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety: Achieving Global Goals

Sweden is to host the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety. The conference will be co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), and minister-led delegations from more than 100 countries are expected to attend. Representatives from the world of industry and research, international institutions and other global organisations will also participate.

By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 15 Apr 2019

Sweden to invest in night trains to continental Europe

The Swedish government has announced a 4.7 million euro investment in night-time rail connections to continental Europe.

Over the past few decades, night-time train services have been cut across Europe due to the harsh competition from budget airlines and high-speed trains, which have made overnight train rides unnecessary on most routes.

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By Francesco Ripa / Updated: 18 Feb 2019

Umeå announces new freight transport strategy

The city of Umeå, in northern Sweden, has developed its first integrated freight plan for the city centre. With a population of around 85 000, Umeå is the largest urban community in northern Sweden. Due to a fast-growing population and the boom of e-commerce, the city centre has been facing increasing traffic problems linked with the delivery of goods and services. A clear strategy for sustainable urban freight in the city centre was therefore essential.

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By Ella Andrew / Updated: 06 Feb 2019

Cycling in Europe: Celebrating success in a Champion city - Malmö, Sweden

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) has produced guidance to support the design and implementation of cycling projects in Member States. This new guidance builds on existing city and national-level information to provide a coherent and ‘universal’ set of guidelines that will be relevant to a range of different cities and environments.  

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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 12 Sep 2018
By rswa178 / Updated: 23 Aug 2018

CIVITAS ECCENTRIC workshop - replicating sustainable urban mobility measures

The CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project is holding a workshop from 17-18 September in Stockholm, Sweden, that will give participants insight into the innovative work being undertaken in its five project cities and advice on measure replication.

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By Ralf Tinga / Updated: 25 Jul 2018

Sweden and France plan roadmap for collaboration on clean and innovative transport

The Swedish and French governments have announced plans to collaborate on transport innovation, recognising "...that the fight against climate change and the shift towards a more sustainable and resilient economy is a major global challenge." The Swedish and French Ministers Tomas Eneroth and Elisabeth Borne agreed on roadmap for reinforcing collaboration between the two countries in June 2018 during a meeting in Gothenburg.

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By Fiona Twisse / Updated: 19 Mar 2019

Stockholm: Achieving sustainable mobility using urban vehicle access regulations

Stockholm is recognised as a pioneer of using urban vehicle access regulations (UVARs) to reduce congestion, improve air quality and promote alternative transport modes within the city centre. The city ranked second worldwide in the Urban Mobility Index presented in the Arthur D Little Future of Mobility report 3.0, which was published in April 2018. Stockholm scored 57.1% compared with the worldwide average of 42.3% and was very close to the first-place city, Singapore, which achieved 59.3%.

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