Kristiansand Puts Brakes on Car Traffic
Background & Policy context
More public-transport lanes and a congestion charge are going to cut queues in Kristiansand. The municipality will be the first in Norway to introduce a congestion charge or measures with similar effects.
The purpose of a congestion charge is to reduce traffic in the rush hour period. Reduction of queues reduces travelling time, and the city centre will be more accessible to everyone. Public transport will move much easier, and become a real alternative for travellers.
Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation