THE CENTER OF OSLO WITH NO CARS BY 2019
The Oslo Administration has declared its intention to ban private cars from the city center by 2019, as part of a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Labour Party and its allies, winners of the local elections in the Norwegian capital, presented a plan focused on the environment and the fight against climate change. The program includes the ban on private vehicles in the city center. The new city government gave no details on how the plan will be implemented, but the proposal has raised concerns among local entrepreneurs. The ban on cars is part of a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. The new city authorities also plan to give up fossil fuels from their pension funds, build more bike paths, subsidize the purchase of electric bicycles and reduce car traffic in the city by 20% by 2019 and by 30% by 2030. "In 2030, there will still be cars, but will have to be carbon-neutral," he said at a press conference Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, a member of the Green Party.