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Living Lab - Stockholm

Stockholm is transitioning from a medium-sized city surrounded by ten small municipalities to a plus-one-million city, in a three million metropolitan area, while the road network and public transport infrastructure is dimensioned on the earlier situation.

City Factfile

City area 188  km2
Population 923 516
Population density 4912 inh/km2
Climate Temperate continental climate/ Humid continental climate
Gender balance 49,3% men / 50,7% women
Average life expectancy 81,1 years men
84,6 years women
Car ownership rate 368 cars/1000 inhibitants
Accident rate

24074 (2015)

Stockholm Today

Modal Share




     Public transport 







Increased attractiveness and conditions for sustainable mobility in suburban districts.

  • Less cars
  • Cycling and walking
  • Better PT services
  • Better mobility options
  • Increased participation
  • Changed mobility behaviours
  • Clean vehicles 

Relieve central areas through clean and efficient urban logistics

  • Clean vehicles
  • Increased efficiency
  • Clean distribution vehicles

Transport Infrastructure

Car network

3600 city streets and smaller local streets

Cycling network

4,041/ 1000 km2

Public transport network

Regional Train: 1 hour commuting one train every 30 min 5.00 to 24.00 Green electricity only

Commuter Train: 5-30min traffic, 5.00 to 24.00 Green electricity only

Metro: 110 km, 100 stations Green electricity only

Boats: 40 boat lines, 4 million passengers/year, 6.00-20.00. 300 bridges.

Buses: 2,200 in the whole region. 85 % of them use only renewable fuel. 


Stockholm after ECCENTRIC

  • 6.7 million car-km year saved in Stockholm due to new parking provision standards.
  • 10-25% reduction in car ownership in Stockholm new areas after the new parking standards.
  • Re-routing policy during construction works in Stockholm to prevent 5 % of the cyclists from leaving their bikes and travel by car or public transport.
  • 5-10% increase in commercial speed from buses in Stockholm after the priority scheme.
  • 10% reduction of PT travel times in Stockholm.
  • 200 subscribers to the mobile app integrating peer-to-peer car-pooling, urban ride-sharing and other mobility options in Stockholm.