Ruter will test a system where those who walk or cycle instead of using public transport will receive bonus points that can be exchanged for free tickets.
The measure is being considered to reduce the load on tram and bus transport during rush hour in Oslo. All distances over 400 meters will apply, and trips made during peak hours give the most points wrote Aftenposten newspaper. The points an be exchanged for free tickets such as single tickets, day passes or weekly cards.
Currently, only one test group in Oslo is trying out the scheme. Marius Røstad of Ruter, however, wants to expand the scheme for those who live further away, but probably with other means.
‘’We know this works, but we do not know enough about how much it costs. The question is whether we can get a model that makes sense to the citizens while it is sustainable’’ said Røstad.
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