Land use development potential and E-bike analysis

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 17:15

Increasing cycling shares is a part of the urban and transport planning mandate for the Norwegian urban regions. The pathways to increase bicycling shares can be plotted at both macro and micro levels. At micro levels, road designs and measures to both improve the conditions for cyclists and make cycling paths safer can lead to potential increase in bicycling. At the macro level, land use planning can assist in increasing bicycling usage. In this report, we analyse the issue at a macro level for the four largest cities in Norway – Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger. Analysis is based on INMAP model, which has previously been employed to estimate the mutual effects of land use plans, infrastructure provision and transportation in Norway. This study strongly recommends integrating the impact of E-bikes with land-use planning processes and decisions. Through active land-use management, the municipalities and regional development authorities can steer urban mobility to a more sustainable direction.  The document is available in English at


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