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Table 1 Selected characteristics in the municipalities

From: Motives for walking and cycling when commuting – differences in local contexts and attitudes

  Metropolitan
Stockholm
Mid-size
Örebro
Mid-size
Luleå
Small/rural
Gislaved
Small/rural
Arvidsjaur
Population 960,000 152,000 78,000 30,000 6500
Municipal center 1,5 million 115,000 44,000 10,000 4700
Population change Growing Growing Slow growth Static Shrinking
Population density 5197/km2 113/km2 37/km2 25/km2 1/km2
Public transport Subway, commuter trains, train, bus Bus, train Bus, (train) County bus County bus
Kilometers driven/ person/year (average) 5600 (6733) 6159 (6733) 6922 (6733) 8177 (6733) 8197 (6733)
Cars/1000 inhabitants (average) 370 (477) 437 (477) 509 (477) 559 (477) 591 (477)
Local policies/ measures Congestion charge, high parking fees, car pools, environ. Zones Car pools, parking fees (relative low) Parking fees No parking fees No parking fees
Household income (yearly in KSEK) 592,5 425,6 430,1 461,6 373,0
Income in relation to national average (percent) 123,7 88,9 89,8 96,4 77,9
  1. Sources: Statistics Sweden, [34] (scb.se)