The STOR project is a collaboration between Oslo municipality’s Urban Environment Agency, Ruter and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

Together, we trial new innovative mobility services and seek to improve existing services, in close cooperation with private sector companies and our region’s inhabitants.

Visualized STOR pilot projects.
STOR pilot projects as of March 2022. Illustration: STOR

Collaboration for smarter and sustainable solutions

The aim of our partnership is to explore how we can improve the Oslo region’s transport system with smart and seamless mobility services for the future. Towards this end, we conduct pilot projects in various categories. Among other things, we are looking at how we can improve traffic flow in the city centre, improve the traffic environment for cyclists, goods delivery, self-driving public transport, micromobility and the combination of various mobility services in Oslo and Viken.

Why?

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. Good mobility means that it should be easy to move around. We therefore need solutions that meet tomorrow's needs for both personal transport and goods transport. New technologies are developing fast, creating new opportunities for more sustainable, user-friendly and cost-effective transport solutions.

Objectives

The STOR project supports the following overarching objectives:

  • Easier everyday travel
  • Norway's fulfilment of international climate goals (Environment)
  • The Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s zero vision for the number of people killed or seriously injured in traffic every year (Safety)
  • Effective use of new technology (Effectivity)
  • 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, we aim to learn more about how to

  • offer seamless mobility solutions and services
  • improve existing solutions and services
  • improve collaboration between the parties involved
  • better make use of user-involvement processes

Pilot projects

Smarter transport in the Oslo region conducts pilot projects in various categories. Here are some of the projects we are currently working on:

Self-driving public transport (Ruter) – joint piloting of self-driving vehicles in Oslo and Viken.

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?

Preparation for automated transport – exploring effects and possibilities related to the development of automated transport.

Disabled parking (Oslo municipality) – how can we improve disabled parking in the centre of Oslo by smart use of technology?

Smart speed reduction (Oslo municipality) – can a speed limiter also ensure good accessibility for public transport and emergency vehicles?

Delivery of goods (Oslo municipality) - how can we improve the delivery of large and heavy goods in the city?

Past pilot projects

Mobility hub Filipstad (Ruter) – shared electric transport made available to the population of Oslo.

Electric scooters - do users understand the rules for electric scooters, and what can we do to increase compliance?

Park and ride Tusenfryd - how can we increase use with the help of interoperable ITS?

Traffic light assistance (TLA) – sharing signal data with vehicles and surroundings, and how we can use this information to improve traffic management

Cyclists in the blind spot when turning right - how can we increase traffic safety for cyclists using interoperable ITS?

Cycle notification - how can one obtain better information about the condition of a cycle lane, and can this contribute towards an increased cycling share in the long term?

Tourist mobility (Oslo municipality) - how can we find new sustainable transport options for tourists, while taking the city, its citizens and its businesses into account?

Traffic management Ring 1 (Oslo municipality) - how can we improve information about driving patterns and traffic management in central Oslo?

RoadHint (Oslo municipality) – how can we get more people to comply with traffic regulations in the centre of Oslo?

Contact

Tine Marthinus
Project Manager
Telephone: +47 45 44 33 05
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Vibeke Harlem
Ruter
Telephone: +47 90 52 44 75
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Irina Jonsson
Norwegian Public Roads Administration
Telephone: +47 91 90 19 18
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Sesilie Bjørdal
The Urban Environment Agency in Oslo municipality
Telephone: +47 23 48 20 30
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Marte Mæhlum
The Urban Environment Agency in Oslo municipality
Telephone: +47 23 48 20 30
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