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Old 01-30-19, 09:32 AM
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Bumped because when we last discussed Olso's downtown car-reduced redesign, they were in the throes of start up stresses and conflicts; so here is an update on how it's going now.
https://www.fastcompany.com/90294948...cally-car-free

"But while business owners initially worried about the city creating a ghost town that no one would visit, the opposite seems to be true; as in other cities that have converted some streets to pedestrian-only areas, the areas in Oslo that have been pedestrianized are some of the most popular parts of the city, Marcussen says. Last fall, after hundreds of parking spots had been removed, the city found that it had 10% more pedestrians in the center than the year before. “So that is telling me that we are doing something right,” she says."

Hopefully the Danish guy will revisit the thread and continue to tell us how bad Oslo is compared to Copenhagen

EDIT: there is a new thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/living-ca...free-oslo.html

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