TISA – Norway

Heavy traffic on the way to sustainable cities and sustainable lives . . .

Paris, Friday, 17 December, 2010

Thanks Gabriel,

May I post this in your name to the group? I think it will encourage the others to do the same. Your response is exactly on target, because it gives us just the raw numbers we need t start to consult our first index.

By the way, I am happy to hear some of those ideas coming in that explain to me that it’s not such a good idea to try to generate some comparable national figures. I always enjoy different views as we are getting in a few cases here in the last day, but I really think we are on to something here and we can, if we get it right, help us in our self-assigned job, which 20 years ago we put like this:

The New Mobility Agenda: “Increasing the uncomfort zone for hesitant administrators and politicians, pioneering new concepts for activists, community groups, entrepreneurs and business, and through our joint efforts, energy and personal choices, placing them and ourselves firmly on the path to a more sustainable and more just society.”

I really look forward to making use of this ,when we get it right, to help national and city government explain what they need to do, and why they need to do it, in order to multiply carsharing by 10 in their country as a priority. Cause carsharing links to all the rest. More carsharing, more etc. etc. of the good stuff. More of the latter, more carsharing. Nice!

Thanks again,


From: Gabriel Kielland [mailto:gabrielk@met.no]
Sent: Friday, 17 December, 2010 08:49
To: eric britton
Subject: Re: TISA – Transport International Sustainability Assessment


The estimated nr of carshare vehicles is currently 450. Estimated nr of users 6,000. The increase is steadily on 30 percent per year over the last decade.

Total nr of registered cars per 31 December 2009 was 2,628,665 divided between a total population of 4,858,199 inhabitants: On trend see http://www.ssb.no/emner/10/12/20/bilreg/fig-2010-04-27-01.html
There were 3,060,709 registered driver’s licences in the country.



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