Malta has been ranked as the worst country for cycling by the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) Cycling Barometer.

The barometer is a new benchmarking report which provides a multi-dimensional view on cycling in the 27 EU countries.

The Netherlands and Denmark were inseparable at the top of the table after assessing daily cycling levels, cycle tourism, advocacy activity, bicycle sales and cyclists’ safety. Countries in the south and east of Europe showed they have a lot of potential for improvement with Malta ranking at the very bottom.

ECF Cycling Barometer project manager Chloe Mispelon said the barometer showed a need for reliable statistics on cycling in the EU to enable governments and advocates to assess progress on cycling and to allow collaborative working between countries to improve cycling for European citizens.

The results are:

Rank

Country

Score

 

Rank

Country

Score

 

Rank

Country

Score

1=

Denmark

125

 

10

UK

80

 

19

Luxembourg

52

Netherlands

125

 

11

France

78

 

20=

Poland

47

3

Sweden

119

 

12

Slovenia

77

 

Lithuania

47

4

Finland

114

 

13

Czech Republic

69

 

22

Cyprus

41

5

Germany

105

 

14

Ireland

65

 

23=

Portugal

36

6

Belgium

100

 

15=

Estonia

56

 

Spain

36

7

Austria

95

 

Italy

56

 

25

Bulgaria

30

8

Hungary

91

 

17=

Latvia

54

 

26

Romania

30

9

Slovakia

88

 

Greece

54

 

27

Malta

15

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