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Western Norway councils tell shoppers to get on their bike. Stavanger region’s rush hour traffic-clogged roads solution prompts IKEA concern. The Swedish interiors giant is doing so well, they need a new building. IKEA want to move from their current Forus location to a new piece of land some 2.5 kilometres northwards, which is still awaiting approval. But whilst the cost of completing the project is expect to be some NOK 1 billion (about USD 166.61/EUR 123.32/GBP 104.56 million at today’s ROE), new proposed Stavanger, Sandnes, and Sola municipalities’ parking regulations will mean fewer people will be able to take their cars.

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Western Norway councils tell shoppers to get on their bike

Published on Wednesday, 9th October, 2013 at 17:05 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 9th October 2013 at 18:44.

Stavanger region’s rush hour traffic-clogged roads solution prompts IKEA concern.

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The Swedish interiors giant is doing so well, they need a new building. IKEA want to move from their current Forus location to a new piece of land some 2.5 kilometres northwards, which is still awaiting approval.

But whilst the cost of completing the project is expect to be some NOK 1 billion (about USD 166.61/EUR 123.32/GBP 104.56 million at today’s ROE), new proposed Stavanger, Sandnes, and Sola municipalities’ parking regulations will mean fewer people will be able to take their cars.

Current rules say an exact 3.5 parking spaces per 100 square metres, future ones prescribe 1.2 spaces for the same area. IKEA says they are “rather astonished” by the tri-council plans which include the Forus and Lura areas.

“The effects of this will be dramatic. We’ve estimated our needs to be 1,253 parking spaces at the new building. We only get 410 with this plan, far fewer than the 630 we have today,” warehouse manager Hans Inge Skadberg told Aftenbladet.

In a move designed to cut CO2, many will consequently have to find alternative methods of transport. The new warehouse includes 768 bicycle spaces.

Mr Skadberg says they encourage people to cycle or use public transport as much as possible, “but some 800 bicycle spaces is approaching a parody,” said Mr Skadberg.

“We have bicycles with small trailers to lend out, but demand is rather so-so, unfortunately,” he concluded.

Perhaps the three councils’ plans have a screw missing, rather like IKEA’s furniture sometimes.



Published on Wednesday, 9th October, 2013 at 17:05 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 9th October 2013 at 18:44.

This post has the following tags: ikea, norwayroads, co2.





  
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