Helsinki city bikes available at a reduced price for the rest of the season
There are still two months of the city bike season to go. The new season will start in May 2017.
Most of the users regularly combine city bikes with public transport.
Helsinki city bikes are available at a reduced price of 15 euros for the rest of the season. The cost for the whole season is usually 25 euros.
You can register as a user for a day, week or the whole season. The day and weekly prices do not change, they are still 5 euros and 10 euros respectively.
There are still two months of the city bike season to go. The season will finish at the end of October when the bikes are stored for winter. The new season will start in May 2017.
All passes – day, week or whole season – cover up to 30 minutes of free bike use at a time. If you exceed the time, you will be charged a small extra fee for every additional 30 minutes. The maximum time of use is 5 hours.
Over 10,000 people have registered as users for the whole season. Nearly 9,900 people have registered for one day and over 2,000 for a week. At the moment, the most popular city bike stations are Itämerentori, Töölönlahdenkatu, Kamppi Metro Station, Opera and Baana. The use rate of the bikes remains high: each bike is used about six times a day.
During the summer, HKL conducted a customer survey. Most people said they use the bikes for leisure journeys, over 50 per cent also for commutes. A total of 60 per cent of the users regularly combine city bikes with public transport. City bikes are part of daily travel, making daily journeys easier and faster. The bikes enable more efficient access to other modes of public transport.
Most of the users say they ride city bikes one to five times a week. Most people gave the different parts of the city bike service a grade of four on a scale of one to five.
The planning of the extension of the service next summer is underway. During the summer, residents had the opportunity to have their say on the location of new bike stations via a survey. Over 1,100 people responded to the survey. Popular locations for bike stations included Hernesaaren ranta, Punavuori and Merihaka.
The Helsinki city bike system with 500 bikes and 50 bike station was opened in May 2016. Next year the number of bikes will increase to 1,500 and that of stations to 150. City bikes are shared-use bikes available for people moving around Helsinki city center. They are part of the public transport trip chain and promote sustainable mobility.
HKL is responsible for the city bike service. The service is maintained by CityBike Finland. Sales of advertising space is at the responsibility of ClearChannel and the main partner in cooperation is HOK Elanto. HSL is responsible for the city bike website at hsl.fi/citybikes and the city bike functionality of the Journey Planner.
Read more about the city bike scheme here.