We’ve talked before about how an emerging trend is for cities to increasingly go car-free, especially in their city centres. One of the most ambitious in this aim is Oslo who plan to go car free by the end of 2019. The excellent Streetfilms have just released a new video looking at some of what the city is doing to prepare. This includes:
- Removing on-street car parking for:
- Wider footpaths
- More and wider bike lanes – although there doesn’t appear to be any separation
- More bus lanes, tram lines
- Building new rail lines
- Revamping their bike share system to make it more usable
I also liked that their buses use all door boarding to speed up dwell times – this is something we’ve said Auckland Transport need to implement, especially on busy routes like the Northern Express. Their ticketing system is also interesting, an app where you just select the pass you want and relying on passenger honesty – like many PT systems in other European cities.