Oslo climbs to seventh place on the list of the world’s best bicycle cities and is referred to as “a rising star”.
It is the second consecutive year that Oslo is on The Copenhagenize Index, which ranks the top 20 bicycle cities in the world. Last year, Oslo was number 19, but has improved at doing so at this year’s ranking, which was presented during a conference in Dublin for bicycle cities.
“Oslo has long been the world’s electric car capital, but until recently lacked a proper bicycle investment. For the past four years, the Norwegian capital has made a real effort and shown what is possible in just a few years,” says Copenhagenize chief Morten Kabell.
Environmental Agency Arild Hermstad from the Environmental Party The Green Party rejoices over seventh place.
“It’s amazing. Oslo is now one of the world’s best bicycle cities, but we still have to step it up for riders in the future. Our goal is to make the city safe for everyone to travel in, whether you are a child or a grandmother, using a skateboard or wheelchair, legs or car,” says Hermstad in an email to NTB.
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