^^ The CityBikes in Stockholm (and Uppsala) are very handy for people who live far from the city centre, but want the mobility of a bike whilst there. We have a subscription for citybikes too.
I bicycle to work all year round. If the temperature sinks below -10 C I walk with the bicycle.Given the size of Sweden and given the shifts in climate (and topography) within the country, Malmö is probably the real bicycle capital of Sweden for obvious reasons (no topographical obstructions such as mountains/hills/lakes, mostly fair weather, seldom below -5C in the winter etc. ).
In many places, small-to midsize towns especially but also when I lived in Uppsala they put the bike aside for storage during the winter.
Plenty of people bike in winter in Uppsala. It's only right after a heavy snowfall when the roads haven't been cleared yet, or after a freeze during a thaw period (when the roads are covered in ice) that most people leave their bikes at home. I and most of my friends when I was studying would bike all year round. I never even owned a bus pass.In many places, small-to midsize towns especially but also when I lived in Uppsala they put the bike aside for storage during the winter.