Oslo is one of the fastest growing city in Europe. But that is not why it may claim amazing status in a few years. Here is why (from CityLab)
To stanch emissions and smooth mobility for residents, all cars will be banned downtown by 2019. If delivered, the plan would be the first comprehensive and permanent four-wheel prohibition in any major European city (Paris, Dublin, Madrid, and Milan are working on similar, if smaller-scale ambitions). To pull it off, Oslo has set about creating a downtown that puts pedestrians first—and as a short documentary from STREETFILMS director Clarence Eckerson shows, the transformation is well underway.
Here is a video that tells the story