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Living Lab - Stockholm

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and the largest city in the Nordic countries, is growing fast. It’s in the transmission 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. Stockholm’s living lab is Årsta and Stockholm City Centre. Årsta is a rapidly growing district in southern Stockholm. Årsta lacks access to the underground but there are busses, tram and a commuter train.

City Factfile

City area188  km2
Population923 516
Population density4912 inh/km2
ClimateTemperate continental climate/ Humid continental climate
Gender balance49,3% men / 50,7% women
Average life expectancy81,1 years men
84,6 years women
Car ownership rate368 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.


Paul Fenton
Project Manager

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