|Authors:||Petter Næss, Teresa Næss, Arvid Strand|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-0987-0|
The theme of this report is how the challenge of sustainable mobility has been dealt with in urban planning and urban development in Oslo Metropolitan Area since the 1990s. The period has been characterized by concentrated and compact urban development, especially within the municipality of Oslo. This has contributed to reduce growth in car traffic. Analyses of selected land use and transport plans and policy documents, professional journal articles and interviews with key actors show that there has been a high degree of consensus about this spatial development strategy. Considerable investments have been made in public transport as well as road development; the former based on broad consensus. Road capacity increases have been contested among professionals but widely supported by politicians.