The municipality of Oslo grants companies up to NOK 250,000 to remove parking spaces

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Removing parking spaces can give a company up to NOK 250,000 a year from the municipality of Oslo.

The City of Oslo will pay up to NOK 250,000 to Oslo companies that facilitate more climate-friendly job journeys for their own employees – whether it is travel at work or to and from work, writes Finansavisen.

So far this year around NOK 45 million of the fund has been distributed. The municipality covers up to half of the cost of a measure and up to NOK 250,000 per company per year.

This is part of the Climate and Energy Fund, where we have a total limit of NOK 120 million this year to cover all our grant schemes, says Ingunn Lie, senior adviser in the Climate Agency to the newspaper.

She emphasises that they are looking for innovative solutions.

We are looking for smart solutions or incentives that allow employees to choose walking, cycling and public transport rather than fossil fueled cars, says Lie.

She points out that the municipality has ambitious climate targets.

If a company where all employees drive to work and have free parking removes the parking spaces and gives the employees another offer, then we will be able to provide support for that. We want to reward companies that find alternative uses for existing parking spaces, says Lie.

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