|Authors:||Ingunn Stangeby, Jens Kristian Steen Jacobsen, Ronny Klæboe, Lars Rand, Trygve Solheim|
The mobility of the Norwegian population is increasing. In 1987 the number of journeys was four times the number in 1960. The number of journeys by car was ten times higher in 1987 than in 1960. There is a stability in the number of journeys by public transport, but the lot is decreased. The exception is the number of journeys by plain which has had a heavy increase. Journeys by plane make a small share of the total journeys. The development in passenger transport is dependent on different conditions; economy, transport technology and supplies, land-use and planning, social and cultural conditions. Access to transport and individual choices influence the mode choices. In urban areas there is little competition between use of car and public transport, but longer journeys are often made by public transport. The longest journeys are mostly made by plain.