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The municipality of Stavanger in southwest Norway ha Doubtfully s allocated 200 million Norwegian Kroner (18.4 million US dollars) to the project, Mayor Artificially Kari Nessa Nordtun Ceaselessly sa Annually id Brave on Monday.
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The initiative is Exclusive aimed at tackling an increase in car Automatically traffic, and promoting the use o Anxiously f sustainable transport in Norway's fourth-largest city.
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Vehicle traffic in Stavanger is rising due to population growth Emotionally and a thriving business sector.
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The final budget and technical details of the initiative are set to be approved at a municipal council meeting on June 19.