Transport and maps

Photo: Marja Valjus

Transport

Helsinki Regional Transport Authority (HSL) is in charge of the transport system planning and regional public transport in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Sipoo. The cities also have a shared electronic fare card system. The same card is accepted in all transport modes – buses, commuter trains, the metrorail system and trams.
[HSL]

The Journey Planner is a journey planning service for users of Helsinki region (Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Sipoo and Kirkkonummi) public transport. The Journey Planner gives you advice on the best public transport connections to your destination within the Helsinki metropolitan area. The service contains all street addresses in the region and plenty of other place names
[HSL]

Cycling

The Helsinki metropolitan area has around 3,000 kilometres of cycle paths and the entire Helsinki region has around 12,000 park and ride places for bicycles.

The municipalities in the Helsinki metropolitan area aim to increase the proportion of bicycling in urban traffic by improving the conditions for cycling, i.e. the cycle path network, bicycle parking and maintenance. Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa have committed to increasing the proportion of cycling as a means of transport to 15 per cent: in Helsinki and Vantaa by 2020 and in Espoo by 2024. 

On its cycling website, HSL has put together instructions and information about cycling in the Helsinki metropolitan area.
[HSL]

Transport planning

The Helsinki Region Transport System Plan (HLJ) is a strategic, long-term plan, where common objectives for developing the transport system in the region are defined and regional transport policies are outlined. All 14 municipalities in the region are members of HLJ 2015.
[HSL]

Logistics and projects

The goal for the West Metro project is to open the West Metro for passengers by 15 August 2016. Upon completion, the West Metro will transport over 100,000 passengers a day. The new metro stations will be situated in Matinkylä, Urheilupuisto, Tapiola, Otaniemi, and Keilaniemi in Espoo and in Koivusaari and Lauttasaari in Helsinki.
[HSL]

The Ring Rail Line provides an important public transport link between the main line and the Vantaankoski line, via the airport. The Ring Rail Line was opened in July 2015.
[Finnish Transport Agency]

Maps

The Helsinki Metropolitan Area Guide Map is a common publication for locations for the region’s cities, including a guide map, a regional map and a street address search function. The map can also be used to measure travel distances between locations.
[Helsinki Real Estate Department]

The Service Map for the Helsinki Metropolitan Area can be used to search for information on public sector services in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. Contact information, services provided, locations and transport connections are found on the map.
[Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa]

The Helsinki metropolitan area cycling and outdoor map shows the outdoor and cycling paths, outdoor recreation areas, parks, sport and exercise areas and interesting cultural and nature sites in Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen. The map is for year-round use and also includes skiing tracks and outdoor paths with snow removal in the winter.
[Cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen]



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