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Oslo air is much cleaner – NRK Østlandssendingen – local news, television and radio



– Since entering the City Council, the number of people affected by high air pollution ranged from 200,000 to 10,000. This is a great deal of support.

Says the Oslo Agency for Environment and Transport, Lan Marie Berg, who is very happy with the developments.

Air quality in Oslo is better than it has been for a long time. 95 percent less live in dangerous air today than 3,5 years ago, the numbers show whether we will compare the study of the 2014 measures with the preliminary data for 2018.

– The most important thing we do is to introduce measures that work. That's what we have done since 2015, says Berg.

Lan Marie Nguyen Berg, City Council for Environment and Transport in Oslo

"It's a very good news for anyone in Oslo, who is fighting the bad air," says Lan Marie Berg.

Photo: Heidi Fjørtoft / NRK Clock

Bad air traffic

Approximately 10,000 people in Oslo, who have not yet had good air quality, live close to very busy roads or in the center, according to the City Environment Agency.

Oslo air is monitored by a target network consisting of 13 measuring stations around the city.

These measurements are published daily. You can monitor air quality where you live.

Poor air quality in Oslo, marked in red

The map shows a map where approx. 10,000 people are still exposed to poor air quality live. The main emphasis is put on heavily operated roads and the center of Oslo.

Photo: The Urban Environment Agency

Previous councils have also contributed

Driving behavior of people contributed to the emission of harmful substances from exhaust gases and dust floating with floating dusts, which were lower than the limit values ​​last year.

And last but not least, more favorable weather conditions in 2018.

The rapid decline is also caused by a combination of several electric vehicles, modern vehicles and a reduction in the number of passes in the boom circuit since the autumn of 2017 when differentiated tariffs were introduced.

This shows data from the Norwegian Public Road Administration and the cities of Oslo.

But it is not just today's city council that is supposed to believe that air quality in Oslo is much better, says Høyres leader in Oslo, Eirik Lae Solberg.

This was also contributed by the previous city council, including the development of bicycle paths and massive collective efforts.

A man on a bicycle travels across the tram tracks in Bjørvika

In recent years, it has been heavily invested in bicycles and public transport. It's good for air in the capital.

Photo: Varfjell, Fredrik / NTB scanpix

Honor and honor to the people of Oslo

However, it is primarily a group that focuses mainly on better air in Oslo. These are the inhabitants.

– They decided to leave the car, travel collectively and buy an electric car, says Lae Solberg.

– The Story of the City of Oslo is really a story of how we have ensured that citizens can choose environmentally friendly.

Eirik Lae Solberg

– It is important that we continue with positive tools, says Eirik Lae Solberg.

Photo by Larsen, Håkon Mosvold / NTB scanpix

Still a way to go

Last winter, the red medical alert for the swarm of air was straight for several days.

According to the red alert, the Norwegian Institute for Public Health recommends that children and other people with respiratory, asthma and bronchitis are less likely. They should avoid the most polluted areas.

– That means parents need to be home from work, and children do not get to school. It's a development we can not have in our town, says Hogne Forestry in Asthma and the Allergy Association.

He believes there is still a need for lasting and long-term measures for air quality in the capital.

The city council is now working to install more and cheaper air gauges around Oslo.

Poor air quality meant Miriam Hansen was supposed to begin with preventive asthma when she moved to the capital as an 18-year-old.


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