Cycling tips from Journey Planner
The Journey Planner for Cycling and walking allows you to search for cycling and walking routes either by clicking on the departure point and destination on the map or by entering street addresses. Where possible, the suggested route will follow pedestrian and cycle paths. You may also search for the shortest possible route or for routes which favor asphalt or graveled paths.
The service covers Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kerava and Kirkkonummi.
To the Journey Planner for Cycling
Bicycles on commuter trains and metro
Passengers with HSL's ticket may carry bicycles on commuter trains in the Helsinki metropolitan area free of charge outside rush hours provided there is space. During rush hours (Mon-Fri 7am-9am and 3pm-6pm) bicycles are not allowed onboard.
On the metro, bicycles can be carried free of charge provided there is room for it. It is forbidden to ride bicycles at metro stations. For safety reasons, use a lift when traveling with a bicycle. Please take care not to cause inconvenience to other passengers. Bicycles are not allowed on buses or trams.
Park and ride
Cycling is an environmentally friendly mode of transport and park and ride facilities allow you to conveniently combine cycling to bus, tram, train or metro rides. At the moment, there are about 8,000 bicycle parking spaces at the metropolitan area park and ride sites. HSL plans to nearly double the number of bicycle spaces by 2020. The aim is also to build better bike shelters and locking facilities for bicycles.
Strategy Plan for Walking and Cycling
In 2006, YTV drew up a Strategy Plan for Walking and Cycling in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area which discussed development of walking and cycling. The plan set out a goal of doubling cycling levels from the level of 2005 by 2020. Key areas of the strategy are traffic safety, accessibility and social safety, park and ride, commuter cycling, improving out-dated infrastructure and marketing.
Strategy for promoting pedestrian and bicycle traffic (in Finnish)
In spring 2010, HSL will launch a study on walking and cycling. The study will assess the levels and importance of walking and cycling in different areas, safety situation and changes in safety, as well as role of walking and cycling in transport and community planning and transport policy.