Smarter transport in the Oslo region (STOR)
The STOR project was an explorative collaboration between Oslo municipality’s Urban Environment Agency, Ruter and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Together, we trialed new innovative mobility services and improved existing services, in close cooperation with private sector and inhabitants.
Collaborating towards smarter and sustainable solutions
The aim of our partnership was to explore and learn how we could improve the transport system in the Oslo region with more effective and seamless mobility services. During the project period we conducted a total of 16 pilot projects. A pilot project typically consist of initial small-scale implementation used to prove the viability of a project idea. The projects covered a wide range of categories such as: traffic flow in the city centre, traffic environment for cyclists, delivery of goods, autonomous vehichles, micromobility and a combination of various mobility services in Oslo and surrounding areas (MaaS).
The population in the Oslo area is growing rapidly, and demands are increasing for efficient and attractive mobility solutions that also take climate and environmental issues into account. It should be easy to move around for everyone. We therefore need solutions that meet tomorrow's needs for both personal and goods transport. New technologies are developing fast, creating new opportunities for more sustainable, user-friendly and cost-effective transport solutions.
The STOR project supported the following overarching objectives:
- Making everyday travel easier
- Norway's fulfilment of international climate goals
- The Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s zero vision for the number of people killed or seriously injured in traffic every year
- Effective use of new technology
- More mobility for the money
These goals are in line with the overarching goals in the government’s National Transport Plan (Regjeringen) and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (UN) (3 Good health and well-being, 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure, 10 Reduced inequalities, 11 Sustainable cities and communities, 13 Climate action and 17 Partnerships for the goals).
Furthermore, the collaboration aimed to learn how to:
- offer more seamless mobility solutions and services
- improve existing solutions and services
- improve collaboration between the parties involved
- make use of user-centric design and early user engagement
Smarter transport in the Oslo region conducted a total of 16 different pilot projects:
Automated vehicles in public transport services (Ruter) – autonomous vehicles in Oslo and Viken.
Preparing for automated transport – exploring effects and possibilities related to the development of automated transport.
Delivery of goods (Oslo municipality) – how can we improve delivery of large and heavy goods in the city?
Disabled parking (Oslo municipality) – how can we improve disabled parking
Smart speed reduction (Oslo municipality) – which speed reduction tool also ensure good accessibility for public transport and emergency vehicles?
Mobility hub Filipstad (Ruter) – shared electric transport made available at a location in Oslo.
Electric scooters - do users understand the rules electric scooters, and what can we do to increase compliance?
Tourist mobility (Oslo municipality) - how can we find new sustainable transport options for tourists, while taking into account the city, its citizens and its businesses?
RuterPilot (Ruter) - can mobility as a service (MaaS) make it possible for more people to live their daily lives without use of a private car?
Delivery and trade transport (Oslo municipality) - how can we improve information to professional drivers regarding driving patterns and traffic flow in central Oslo?
RoadHint (Oslo municipality) – how can we get more people to comply with traffic regulations in the centre of Oslo?
Cycle notification – how can we obtain better information about the condition of a cycle lane, and can this contribute to an increased number of cyclists in the long term?
Cyclists in the blind spot when turning right – how can we increase traffic safety for cyclists using interoperable ITS?
Traffic light assistance – sharing signal data with vehicles and surroundings, and how we can use this information to improve traffic management?
Park and ride Tusenfryd – how can we increase use with the help of interoperable ITS?
The Urban Environment Agency in Oslo municipality
Sarah Soon Malling
Telephone (sentral): +47 23 48 20 30
Telephone: +47 90 52 44 75
Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Telephone: +47 91 90 19 18