Transport

Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams – Digital Notes Sponsored by the Scottish Government Speaker: Petter Haugneland, Communications Director, Norwegian Electric Vehicle Association Scottish Response from Sarah Beattie-Smith of WWF Chair: Chris Smith Climate change poses serious challenges for transport throughout the world, including for car and vehicle use. As is almost always the case, the Nordic countries are leading the way in developing possible solutions. Norway, in particular, is streets ahead in its support for, and development of, electric vehicles. Come and hear how the Norwegians are making dreams of an electric car future come true, and discuss what Scotland and the UK can learn from their experiences. Petter gave an interesting presentation which you can download below. Sarah Beattie-Smith ...Read More

Takk for Trams

Takk for Trams – Digital Notes Wednesday 15 January 2014 Oslo –public transport Nirvana Hanne Bertnes Norli from Ruter Weds January 15th 2014 Members Restaurant, Scottish Parliament 6-8pm Hosted by Gordon Macdonald MSP Chaired by journalist and NH Director Lesley Riddoch Background Oslo, Edinburgh and Glasgow have a lot in common. The population of the Norwegian capital is 593k, Edinburgh 495k and Glasgow 598k. But Oslo transport leaves its Scottish cousins standing with 6 cross-city tram lines with 99 stops, 6 cross-city underground train lines, 60 bus lines and 6 passenger ferry lines to neighbouring towns and the peninsula of Nesodden. Car transport is not forbidden – there’s an expanding network of inner city tunnels — but it’s taxed. Drivers are charged (roughly £3) every ...Read More

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