The goal: to have the world’s biggest car-free city center. Oslo is aiming to make it happen for 2019.
It’s to make the city center more alive; whether it’s a gastronomical holiday, events or skiing. When parking spots and the cars disappear, more space becomes available for socializing. The area that’s to be car-free before 2019 is approx. 1,9 square kilometers, making it the biggest car-free area in the world. The project of making the city center car-free will of course happen in small steps: first of June 2017, the street parking disappears, which is expected to reduce the traffic in Oslo remarkably. In 2018, more steps will be inaugurated, for example making more streets to pedestrian streets.