Yellow city bikes have been rolling on the streets of Helsinki since May 2016. The aim of the city bike system is to encourage everyday cycling.
At first, the system has 500 city bikes and 50 bike stations. The bike stations are located in central Helsinki, within an area extending from Ruoholahti to Taka-Töölö and Sörnäinen. The system will be extended in 2017: there will be 1,500 bikes and 150 bike stations within an area extending from the heart of the city to Munkkiniemi, Pasila and Kumpula.
To use city bikes, register as a user at hsl.fi/citybikes. The first time you use a city bike, you need to enter a seven-digit code you get when you register as well as a four-digit PIN code and show your Travel Card. After this, you can borrow a bike simply by showing your Travel Card and entering your PIN code.
There are five bike stations at central tourist locations where bikes can be borrowed with a credit card.
HKL is responsible for the procurement of the city bike system. The system has been supplied by Smoove and Moventia.
The locations of bike stations, availability of bikes and route suggestions will be available in HSL’s new journey planner, Reittiopas. For more information about city bikes, see www.hsl.fi/citybikes.