Thank you for cycling - Tack för att du cyklar

thank you for cycling – September 17, 2014 – tack för att du cyklar

On September 17, the City of Stockholm and Naturskyddsföreningen (the most influential non-profit environmental organization in Sweden) will give goodie bags to cyclists around Stockholm as a thank you for riding a bicycle (“tack för att du cyklar”).

Cycling in Stockholm

In order to get one of the 150,000 bags you will have to ride by one the following 17 check points:

  • Alvik (Alviksplan)
  • Liljeholmsbron (east side)
  • Ekelundsbron (Solna)
  • Slussen
  • Årstabron
  • Skanstull
  • Götgatan (by Katarina bangata) – bike service available
  • Hammarbyfärjan (Södermalm)
  • Roslagstull (north side) – bike service available
  • Stadshuset – bike service available
  • Norrtull
  • Lidingöbron (Ropsten side)
  • Sankt Eriksplan
  • Raoul Wallenbergs torg
  • Älvsjö station (by the bicyle pump)
  • Kista – bike service available
  • Hökarängen

Will you commute by bike on September 17 and ride by one of the check points to get a bag? What do you think the goodies will be this time?

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Laurent Pignon

Born in 1980 in France. Got lost in Finland in 2002. Living in Sweden since 2005. Daily, year-round, rain snow or shine bicycle commuter since 2012. And yes, that’s lots of dates.

3 thoughts on “thank you for cycling – September 17, 2014 – tack för att du cyklar”

  1. I’m tempted to fly over to Stockholm just to get the free bag! Lol. But seriously, I think it’s great that people are being encouraged to bike. We need a few more things like this in the US.

    1. Well. It might look good on paper but I’m not so convinced a free bag makes people cycle to work. Most of those who will get a bag that day are already cycling anyway and are not really the ones who should be encouraged. I, despite the political announcements and press releases, have not seen any improvement whatsoever on the 10 kilometer route I’ve been riding twice a day all year round for the last 6 years or so. And there is room, plenty of room, for that.

      Improving the infrastructure is what encourage people to hop on their bikes, not a free bag twice a year. Or so I think 🙂

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