City of Trondheim

Country: Norway

“Greener Trondheim – Partnership for sustainable transport” is an agreement between 6 political parties, and was approved by The Norwegian parliament in June 2009. The focus is on building better main roads facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, improving public transport, resulting in less greenhouse gas emissions, congestion, traffic noise, and helping to reduce the number of traffic accidents. Improvements include new buses, improved bus stops, more bus lanes, electronic ticketing, separate bus roads, bus priority, increased service frequency, reduced fares, a pedestrianised square and streets, improved bicycle network and shortcuts for pedestrians and bicycles. Since implementing these measures Trondheim has had the best air quality in over 20 years.

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