|Authors:||Bård Norheim, Heidi Renolen|
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The report consider the development of public transport and the differences between the urban areas in the share of public transport and market potential in Norway. The analyses show that the negative trend of 11 per cent in the period 1982-90 has changed to a growth of 7 per cent in the period 1990-94. This corresponds to a net change in the annual growth rate of 3.2 per cent. The analyses show that the relationship between fares and petrol prices has been of considerable significance together with the development of public transport services within the Ministry of Transport and Communications’ Trial Scheme for Public Transport. Analyses of travel data show that in areas with a well-developed public transport system car use is reduced by 11 per cent, while walking/use of bicycle has increased correspondingly.