Half of respondents think politicians in Oslo went too far by removing cars from city center, survey shows

Oslo centerPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB
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Figures from the Climate Survey in Oslo, which will be presented on Tuesday, show that fewer people than before are willing to cut back on car use.

The proportion of those who say they believe that Oslo city center should be as car-free as possible is now 45%. That is a decrease of 7% from 2020, newspaper Dagsavisen writes.

When asked whether Oslo has gone too far by removing cars from the city center, almost half, 49%, answer that the authorities have gone too far. That is 5% more than a year ago.

“A change in the attitude to these measures may be due to more people feeling dependent on a car during the pandemic year, and that there has been a lot of debate about measures that have been introduced or are planned to be introduced,” director of the Climate Agency Heidi Sørensen told Dagsavisen.

This is the fifth year in a row that the Climate Agency in Oslo Municipality is conducting the Climate Survey among the population in Oslo and the municipalities in Viken that previously belonged to Akershus.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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