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Malmi railway station.

Helsinki region promotes climate-friendly transport station environments

The Helsinki region participates in a European project aimed at improving transport policies in metropolitan regions and at developing ways to promote climate-friendly transport and mobility in Europe. The Helsinki metropolitan region puts a special focus on developing low-carbon transport station environments. The project also strives to promote healthy urban environments and low-carbon business activity especially in the vicinity of transport stations.

Entitled SMART-MR – the short for Sustainable Measures for Achieving Resilient Transportation in Metropolitan Regions – the project seeks new methods, means and services to increase the appeal of rail transport and station environments as well as facilitating low-carbon lifestyles.

The work in the Helsinki metropolitan region is coordinated by Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY), supported by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL), Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, Helsinki Business Hub, Green Net Finland and a number of other regional actors. They will organize a workshop on the theme in the spring of 2018.

The SMART-MR project is aimed at reducing transport-related problems in metropolitan regions such as congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.

SMART-MR is financed from the Interreg Europe programme. The total budget of the 5-year project is EUR 2.2 million. The project supports the goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the policy of economic, social and territorial cohesion, and the Interreg Europe programme by promoting new types of transport, mobility and transport policies.

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Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY