HLJ 2011 was the first transport system plan that covers all 14 Helsinki region municipalities. The plan was approved in spring 2011: HSL’s Executive Board made the Transport System Decision on 29 March 2011, and the Board of KUUMA municipalities approved the decision on 19 April 2011.
In terms of transport system, HLJ 2011 served as a starting point for the preparation of a Letter of Intent on Helsinki Region Land Use, Housing and Transport (MAL) 2012-2015. The region’s municipalities and HSL signed the Letter of Intent on 20 June 2012.
HLJ 2011 was preceded by four Helsinki Metropolitan Area Transport System Plans or PLJs as well as a transport system plan for Central Uusimaa and Hyvinkää-Riihimäki region (KEHYLI). PLJ included Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen, while KEHYLI included Hyvinkää, Järvenpää, Kerava, Nurmijärvi and Tuusula.
Sub-studies conducted during the preparation of HLJ 2011
The preparation of HLJ 2011 involved various sub-studies dealing with different aspects of the transport system development. The studies were conducted in cooperation with various regional partners and they produced development policies and proposals for measures for the plan. The results and data of the HLJ 2011 sub-studies were utilized in the preparation of HLJ 2015.
The implementation of HLJ 2011 has been monitored.
Transport system planning is a continuous process whose implementation and development are supported by monitoring. Monitoring helps to ascertain whether things are developing in the right direction to achieve the transport system development goals and what remedial measures are needed.
The monitoring of HLJ is divided into three sections:
- Operational environment
- State of the transport system
- HLJ 2011 development program.
The development and implementation of these sections are monitored using certain indicators.
The monitoring started in autumn 2012. The information obtained from the monitoring is utilized in the preparation of HLJ 2015 and the monitoring of the MAL Letter of Intent.
The first monitoring report related to the Letter of Intent on Land Use, Housing and Transport between the Government and Helsinki Region Municipalities was published on 2 May 2013. The monitoring shows that the goals set for the first year of the agreement have mainly been reached.