Of all the trips we do in Sweden is about half shorter than 5 km, and a considerable proportion of these are performed per car. If these shorter trips more often performed on foot or by bicycle, it would be a step towards a sustainable transport system and result in environmental benefits.
The project, which is funded by Länsförsäkringar research fund, studied modal split, accident statistics, and trends in its development are identified, as well as barriers and fears for cycling in the countryside. Discussions on infrastructure, equipment and facilities are also conducted; all to increase cyclist safety and availability outside urban areas.
The project is ended