Norway pledges $1 billion for bike lane infrastructure to slash carbon emissions by 2030

Norway pledged nearly $1 billion (USD) this March for a network of 10 two-lane, cross-country bike highways that will enable cyclists to travel up to 25 mph between inner city and outer suburbs. The new bike paths are part of the country's plan to halve overall transportation emissions and become fully carbon neutral by 2050. The plan includes a zero growth target for car use between now and 2030, with a vehicle tax hike in the mix. The government also plans to buy greenhouse credits to offset its emissions. By 2030, the authorities want 10 to 20 percent of all journeys to be made by bike.