The city of Malmo is revealed as having Sweden’s most sustainable transport system, according to a recent nationwide analysis.
Swedish transport consultancy Trivector performed the assessment with the aid of the EU-funded EcoMobility SHIFT tool, which measures the performance of urban transportation.
Several features elevated Malmö above the competition, including its continuing commitment to safe and comfortable cycling and a local campaign encouraging residents not to take unnecessary car journeys.
Milan Obradovic, Chairman of Malmö's Works Committee, said: 'In Malmö, children are the central motivation for us to create a better city. For their safety and future, it is clear that we must strive for cycling, walking and public transport to be the obvious choice for getting around.'
The city of Umeå also received a special mention for its introduction of nine fast-charging, fully electric buses in its transport fleet in 2015. A further 24 buses will begin operating in the city by 2019.
For more information, visit malmo.se (in Swedish).
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