Norway Leads Again

Norway is leading the way with new climate innovations, by investing a billion dollars to get people moving. Bicycle highways are a major component of the country’s plan to connect suburban areas to city centers, by providing a viable alternative to a car-centric commute. The plan address the fact that their urban sprawl is a little more challenging than its Scandinavian neighbours, and aligns with their goal to be carbon neutral by 2050. Public transportation in the country will be fully fossil fuel free within the next few years, coupled with their aspiration to see all vehicles in Norway be electric by 2025, with integrated bike infrastructure. Biking keeps people active with many co-benefits, for example, reduced morbidity due to decreased obesity.

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