A seamless mobility service, where efficient public transport is the most important cornerstone, is a necessary measure to achieve a sustainable and attractive capital region.
… there will be more than 500,000 new residents in Oslo and Akershus by 2060.Relatively speaking, Oslo is the fastest growing capital in Europe. More than 1.2 million people reside in Oslo and Akershus, and the population is expected to grow by about 20 per cent by 2030. This is nearly 250,000 new residents, a population growth almost equivalent to the population of Bergen. If we look further ahead, the estimates are more uncertain, but there are indications that there will be more than 500,000 new residents in Oslo and Akershus by 2060.
Oslo and Akershus are growing because the region has attractive jobs, varied leisure activities, good living conditions and good environments for children to grow up in. In order for us to have a vibrant, sustainable and competitive region in the future as well, we must continue the excellent planning work in the region and secure transport solutions and mobility services that support such a development. More residents and the creation of new jobs through inward investment will per se lead to more travel, but we can implement measures that will contribute to reducing individual transport demand and make it possible to travel in an environmentally friendly manner.
Ruter’s most important contribution to reducing emissions is to get more people to choose public transport.The transport sector accounts for about 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions in the capital region. Ruter’s most important contribution to reducing emissions is to get more people to travel by public transport instead of by car. Furthermore, Ruter’s ambition is that all public transport should run on renewable energy in 2020. In addition to reducing local and global emissions, the transition to renewable energy will provide greater energy efficiency and less noise.