|Authors:||Tanu Priya Uteng, Tom Erik Julsrud|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1614-4|
Travel trend analysis highlights that the Norwegian population on average is travelling longer and using more time on their daily trips. Car usage has also risen and the share of population using car as their primary mode of transport has risen quite considerably. However, the increase in traffic in the cities and adjacent urban regions seems to be primarily influenced by population growth and to a lesser degree by a modal shift to car usage in the last decade. Results from a Delfi-survey conducted among the Norwegian Transport and Urban Planning experts highlight that there exists a consensus on the fact that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) will reshape public transport (PT) usage by attracting more trips on the PT in the Norwegian cities by year 2050. If the desired trend of increase in PT usage is adhered to, then all the Norwegian cities and urban regions can expect an explosive growth in the number of trips taken on public transport by 2050. The percentage increase for 2050 is the highest for the neighbouring municipalities of Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger.