Ranking overview

In this ranking, 23 European cities are evaluated in nine categories. These measures include technical and economic measures, as well as sustainable transport measures. Also emission reduction, modal split and transparency are being looked at.

The winner of this round of the city ranking is the Swiss city of Zurich. It is followed closely by Copenhagen, Vienna and Stockholm. Berlin, the winner of the last ranking in 2011 finished fifth. None of the 23 cities reached grade A, which is awarded for cities that score at least 90% of the maximum number of points. The last two places in the ranking are Lisbon and ultimately Luxembourg. A total of six cities failed with an F grade.

For each of the 9 category of measures, cities could be attributed ++ (very good), + (good), 0 (satisfactory), - (fair), or – (fail).

Overall Mark City
2012 2015

B-

80%

B+

89%

Zurich

Switzerland

B-

82%

B

87%

Copenhagen

Capital of Denmark

B-

80%

B

84%

Vienna

Capital of Austria

B-

80%

B-

80%

Stockholm

Capital of Sweden

B

84%

C

76%

Berlin

Capital of Germany

C-

71%

Helsinki

Capital of Finland

F

58%

C-

71%

London

Capital of United Kingdom

D

62%

C-

71%

Paris

Capital of France

F

58%

C-

71%

Stuttgart

Germany

C-

71%

D+

69%

Amsterdam

Capital of the Netherlands

D

64%

D+

69%

Graz

Austria

F

51%

D

67%

Dusseldorf

Germany

D+

67%

D

67%

Lyon

France

F

58%

D

64%

Brussels

Capital of Belgium

D-

62%

Barcelona

Spain

F

44%

D-

62%

Milan

Italy

D-

62%

Prague

Capital of Czech Republic

F

58%

Dublin

Capital of Ireland

D

64%

F

58%

Glasgow

United Kingdom

F

58%

F

58%

Madrid

Capital of Spain

F

38%

F

58%

Rome

Capital of Italy

F

56%

Lisbon

Capital of Portugal

F

53%

Luxembourg

Capital of Luxembourg