A Norwegian Town Paid People A "Reverse Toll" If They Walked Or Biked

By Adele Peters

A few weeks ago, as cyclists and pedestrians passed a certain point on the main street in the town of Lillestrøm, Norway, they were pulled over by local officials--not to be ticketed or warned about wearing a bike helmet, but to be handed cash.

The town was experimenting with a "reverse toll": Everyone commuting without a car was given a 100 kroner bill, or about $15.



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