With a few weeks to go until City Transport & Road Pricing Europe conference 2021, CiTTi meets speaker Paal Mork, e-mobility advisor, Oslo Commune, who will discuss Oslo’s journey towards zero-emission mobility.
Taking place on 11-12 May 2021 via virtual conferencing platform Swapcard, City Transport & Road Pricing Europe 2021 will explore the latest developments and technologies shaping urban transportation via four key content themes: road pricing and tolling; emissions and sustainability; congestion and traffic management; and transportation infrastructure.
This two-day online event will see over 20 expert speakers highlight the latest road pricing and tolling projects, discuss intelligent transport infrastructures and present urban mobility schemes being implemented in major towns and cities across Europe, from Ljubljana and Oslo to Brussels and Lahti.
Name: Paal Mork
Job Role: E-Mobility Advisor
Organisation: Oslo Commune
What is the best thing about your job?
To know that we are contributing to the reduction of climate gas emissions every day, by offering the people of Oslo opportunities to enter the world of zero-emission mobility.
What is the biggest challenge facing those with responsibility for developing sustainable urban mobility solutions in 2021?
Technology is not a challenge anymore, and with great incentives in Norway and Oslo for buying zero-emission vehicles, people’s mindsets have changed. In Norway, even many petrol-heads consider zero-emission vehicles as great. For us at the City of Oslo, a challenge is to find sufficient space for charging infrastructure, especially in the situation that just recently occurred, where also big trucks request charging in the city centre.
What’s your best piece of advice for those looking to implement sustainable urban mobility solutions?
The Norwegian model of offering incentives to those choosing zero-emission solutions has worked very well. For many years, zero-emission vehicles have been deducted from tolls on toll roads, and we can clearly see a pattern of higher penetration of such vehicles in areas with toll roads.
Does legislation help or hinder development in the sector?
I believe that legislation is important, but you also need to change people’s mindsets, so legislation should combine both push and pull measures.
What will sustainable urban mobility look like in 2030?
Oslo’s target for 2030 is to reduce climate gas emissions by 95%. This means that we need a total transition in mobility towards walking, cycling, use of public transport and zero-emission solutions.
Why are you looking forward to speaking at City Transport & Road Pricing Europe 2021?
It’s a great opportunity to contribute with our lessons learnt and new ideas for zero-emission mobility in Oslo.
At the conference you’ll also be able to hear from Continental, Transport & Environment, Greenplan, the cities of Stuttgart and Oslo, the European Green Capital 2021 project… and more! You can view the full agenda here. All times are shown in CET (GMT+1). All sessions will be available after the conference on-demand.
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