Unfortunately, when people imagine Life Without Cars today, they usually imagine today's Suburban Hell, perhaps with some bike lanes. This is stupid. Suburban Hell is designed around automobile dependency, which is why even cyclists feel like lonely refugees in a barren landscape of gigantic roadways and parking lots. This pattern is typified by places like Gjøvik, Oppland, although almost all of Norway today is in one or another variety of Suburban Hell.
|A part of the Norwegian scenery usually not presented in the tourist brochures. Here from Gjøvik.|