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Oslo Is on Track for a Car-Free Future

A new film shows the Norwegian capital’s progress on banning cars downtown by 2019.
Oslo cyclists cruise down a car-free downtown street.
Oslo cyclists cruise down a car-free downtown street. STREETFILMS

Vimeo: Oslo: The Journey to Car-free

Oslo is growing faster than just about any other city in Europe—logical, given the Norwegian capital’s famously superb quality of life. But a booming population threatens that status, to an extent. More people means cramped sidewalks, heavier traffic, and worse pollution in a region where air quality can already be deadly.