Skåne as a Cycle Region
Skåne’s cycling conditions are such that there is every chance of more people choosing cycling as their mode of transport here. Skåne’s towns are relatively close together, and the terrain and climate are cycle-friendly.
By improving and building more cycle paths outside the towns and across municipality borders, we’ll make it easier to cycle between home, work and school. In order to encourage more people to commute by bike, Region Skåne is currently carrying out a large-scale, multi-year initiative in collaboration with the Swedish Transport Administration and the region’s municipalities to improve and transform Skåne’s most important commuter cycle routes into Super Cycle Paths – Super Cycle Paths in Skåne are cycle routes that have been adapted for commuting by enhancing conspicuity, accessibility and comfort, traffic safety and the safety of the cycling environment. This will make Skåne a “cycle region”.
The goal for Region Skåne’s cycling work is: “In Skåne, cycling is the obvious choice”.
Cycling is a Smart Mode of Transport:
- It’s healthy. The more Skåne’s inhabitants cycle, the better structural health will get.
- It’s simple and flexible. When travelling shorter distances, cycling is the quickest and most comfortable mode of transport between home, work and school.
- It’s environmentally friendly. A bicycle doesn’t let out harmful emissions.
- It’s cheap. Cycle paths are cheaper to build than roads and railways. It’s also cheaper for members of the public; a bicycle costs less than a car.
Improved Public Transport Connections
It shall become easier to cycle to the bus or train station; municipalities are, for instance, building more bicycle parking. In our planning of public transport and infrastructure, we see cycling as an important part of the door to door journey.
Region Skåne does the planning work for cycle paths, while the Swedish Transport Administration and the municipalities do the investing.