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Jernbanegata, 8600 Mo i Rana
Mo i Rana is a relatively new town and most of the buildings date from the second half of the 20th century. A network of high quality pedestrianized streets has been developed in the town centre and these streets, which are snow free during winter, are connected via side streets to a number of larger parking areas.

The street Jernbanegata is the main artery in the network and goes from the town hall in the east to the seafront in the west where the axis ends at Antony Gormely's granite sculpture "Havmann". The crossing streets Nordahl Griegs gate and Fridtjof Nansens gate are just partly pedestrianized.

The landowners have been actively involved in both planning and financing, and the town council took care of the design and building process, which was done in stages between 1986 and 1997. Due to the different stages layout and materials vary from one part to the other which has created variety, but from another point of view it may be seen as a weakening of the overall design. This project was the first street pedestrianization in the county of Nordland and it now covers an area of nearly 2.5 acres (10,000m2).

Year of construction



Landscape architect employees of Rana District Council


Rana District Council

Building Type

Pedestrianized street
street furnishings

Construction System / Materials

Concrete paving slabs
granite setts


Miljøverndepartementet / Kommunal- og arbeidsdepartementet: Gode steder - 36 eksempler. Oslo 1999.

Norske landskapsarkitekters forening: Norske hager og parker. Oslo 1990.


Mo sentrum - gågata
Mo sentrum - gågata
Mo sentrum - gågata
Mo sentrum - gågata
Mo sentrum - gågata
Mo sentrum - gågata
Mo sentrum - gågata