Break free! – sounds the slogan for the newest initiative to make Oslo, the capital region of Norway, the best cycling region in Europe. The initiative is hosted by FutureBuilt who invites you to take part in the open idea competition.
Cycling is on the rise in most European cities but Norway however, is still trailing behind. In fact in Oslo only 7-8% are recorded to cycle to work, and this has caused the call for developing a cycling culture.
The hierarchy of transportation needs to be turned upside down by focusing on pedestrians and cyclists before public transport and leave the car to the last. Public space needs a rejuvenation that is organized to optimize mobility for pedestrians and cyclists. Such a transformation would result in a more vivid and sustainable city, from both social economic and environment aspects.
To ensure that the bicycle becomes the preferred mode of transportation in the capital of 600 000 people , or through intermodality the Get a bike Break free competition invites a wide range of participants: architects, landscape architects, transport planners, social scientists, concept developers, design and communication agencies, suppliers and non-governmental organizations to contribute with their best ideas.
“How can we make at least 50 per cent of the population cycle to work? “ asks FutureBuilt. How can the bicycle contribute to develop thriving cities and a sustainable region?
No formal competence is required; it is the good ideas that count. Both Norwegian and international participants are invited.
Read more about the competition here
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International ideas competition: How to make the Oslo region one of the best cycling regions in Europe?
FutureBuilt hereby invites you to take part in the ideas competition Get a bike. Break free! The vision is to make the Oslo region one of the best cycling regions in Europe.
The bicycle is having a renaissance in European cities, but Norway is lagging behind. In Oslo only 7 - 8 per cent cycle to work. A new cycling culture must be created in the broadest sense.
How can we plan the Oslo region to ensure that the bike becomes the preferred means of transport, by itself or in combination with the train or other public transport? How can we make at least 50 per cent of the population cycle to work? How can the bicycle contribute to develop thriving cities and a sustainable region?
The competition invites a broad range of participants: architects, landscape architects, transport planners, social scientists, concept developers, design and communication agencies, suppliers and non-governmental organizations. No formal competence is required; it is the good ideas that count. Both Norwegian and international participants are invited.
Please download the programme for the international ideas competition (PDF).
FutureBuilt and the Norwegian Cyclist Association have initiated the competition. Transnova is the main partner. Other partners include the municipalities of Oslo, Bærum, Asker and Drammen, the Ministry of the Environment/Cities of the Future, ROM Eiendom, the Norwegian Government’s Agency for Railway Services, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, the Association of Norwegian Architects and the Norwegian Association of Landscape Architects.
Press: Please contact communications advisor Pia Bodahl / 988 52 540