20 October 2013

The most cycle friendly European countries

The Netherlands and Denmark have been named the most cycle friendly countries in Europe by the European Cyclist Federation (ECF).

Countries were judge on five criteria:

  1. market (bicycle sales per 1000 inhabitants)
  2. modal share (cycling as main mode of transport % of population)
  3. activists (ECF individual members per million inhabitants)
  4. safety (number of death per 100,000 cyclists)
  5. tourism (total trips per head)

Points were awarded based on a country's ranking in each category and added to give the overall scores.


  1. I think the map only includes countries that are members of the EU. (Norway is notably absent because it is not a member of the EU.)