Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and has approximately 270,000 inhabitants. Bergen continues to strive to make its transport system more sustainable through a multi-faceted approach involving electric mobility, car sharing, mobility management and increasing the modal share of cyclists.
Bergen is working on strategies to improve bicycle infrastructure, to increase the currently very low modal share of bicycles as well as strategies to strengthen the public transport system to cope with the expected growth in population and reduce private car traffic at the same time. Some of the newer solutions for more sustainable mobility are linked to the transition to the sharing economy or the collaborative consumption. Bergen has several measures to improve car sharing services and offers including plans to build new on-street mobility stations á la Bremen. Bergen is also collaborating with regional and state authorities to promote instant ridesharing via smartphones and newly developed apps that connect drivers and passengers and even taxi and bus services.