Bergen is located in a peninsula area south of Norway. It is known as the city of seven mountains referring to the mountains surrounding the city center. Bergen is a port city and a hub for tourism and maritime activity.
In 2017 the modal split for cycling in Bergen was only 3.4%, but the city has been aiming to achieve 10% by 2019. This goal is accompanied by a plan to make the netwrok of paths more comprehensive. Bergen has already achieved a good first step in regard to Orgware. The city need to focus more on cycling marketing and on cooperation with cycling grassroots to increase the reach of the city’s plans in the public awareness. Encouraging more cycling businesses can also get the private sector efforts to encourage more cycling.
Modal split of cycling: 3.4% (2007)
Average length of trips made within the city: less than 2.5km