Sustainable urban planning and cycle superhighways

During the national cycle conference in Helsingborg a Nordic experience exchange was arranged with Finland, Denmark and Sweden about cycle superhighways on May 22, 2019.

Photo: Swedish Transport Administration

Cycle traffic plays an important role in the sustainable transport system. Cycling improves health, reduces climate impact and noise. Cycle traffic takes up less space on the roads and contributes to more attractive urban environments.

There are many different types of measures that promote cycling. Cycle superhighways are ways with good standard where cyclists can maintain a high speed and are prioritized. The idea behind the cycle superhighways is in principle to offer a regional transport network in the same way as regional transport systems are offered for trains and cars.

There are different perspectives on whether cycle superhighways should be ways between cities or also be included in the city center.