Local and regional effects
Fosen will be part of a larger living and labor market in the Trondheim region. Several communities at the Fosen peninsula will be at acceptable commuting distance to the housing and labor market in and around Trondheim (Norconsult Feb 2017).
With a bridge over the Trondheimfjord, the following distances and travel times can be calculated:
26 km and 20 min journey from Stadsbygd
30 km and 23 min journey from Vanvikan
40 km and 35 min journey from Rissa
60 km and 50 min journey from Leksvik
65-70 km and 50-55 min journey from Ørland / Bjugn (*with associated bridge over the Stjørnfjord)
85 km and 65 min journey from Åfjord
*Bridge over the Stjørnfjord is part of the project
Joint housing and labor market
Bridges across the Trondheimsfjord and the Stjørnfjord will provide the basis for an extended housing and labor market. The southern part of Fosen will be suburbs to Trondheim. Commuting to / from Fosen and Trondheim will be easier.
Increased population at Fosen
With a bridge across the fjord, it is hardly a question of whether the number of people at Fosen will double, rather how long it will take. As it takes time to generate growth through structural changes the process is difficult to predict.
Easier commuting for leisure residents
People with second homes in Fosen gets a shorter and easier journey, and vice versa ..
Potensial for increased development in municipalities at Fosen
With major reductions in travelling time to Trondheim, there is a high potential of municipal development at Fosen. By providing large enough development areas for housing, businesses and second home areas, the population and economic activity can be significantly affected.
Live at Fosen and work in Trondheim – or vice versa.
Fosen becomes a more attractive region without ferries. Will be more appropriate to live at Fosen and work in Trondheim – or vice versa.
Better logistics for businesses
More efficient transport solutions, greater flexibility.
More attractive tourist destinations
A bridge across the Trondheim fjord will give tourists greater flexibility when traveling to / from Fosen. Destinations will thus become more attractive.
Effects and experiences
It is well known that there are significant short-term effects on the population and businesses when ferries are replaced by a fixed connection. These are mainly of a transport economic nature.
Experiences from the E39 Project in Norway*
Work with the E39 Project has revealed large long-term impacts on society through increased productivity and value creation in the business sector. These may be far greater than the transport economics gains. The effects are difficult to generalize and must be evaluated individually for each project. Work so far has made it possible to set some values on probable long-term effects. It is important to be aware of the assumptions on which the analyzes are based.
The effects of the measures of our project will be very large, both internally at Fosen and externally. They applies to:
- The Air base at Ørlandet
- A multifaceted business community
- A competent, attractive and vibrant agricultural environment
- A growing aquaculture industry
- The coming wind power plants at Fosen
- The large number of cabins and holiday homes
- Tourist-oriented facilities.