Low-carbon mobility solutions and services in Hyvinkää

The sub-project of the city of Hyvinkää contains four sub-tasks, which concentrate on developing low-carbon mobility and carbon-neutral urban planning. The aim is to increase the parcel of walking, cycling and public transport and to multiply the number of electric cars owned by the residents of Hyvinkää. Carbon dioxide emissions are expected to decrease 25% from the actual levels until the year 2025 and 50% until 2030.

Promoting sustainable mobility

Walking, cycling and public transport are promoted within the mentioned sub-project in the area of Hyvinkää. The purpose of the task is to gather the population, companies and other operators to a collective creative process. In 2007, an open contest of sustainable mobility called Hackathon was organized. The participants were challenged to build up a service or a concept that would help to increase sustainable mobility in the city of Hyvinkää, according to the pre set parameters. The mobile application Säästöpäästö, which was designed to encourage cycling, was chosen as the winner. In the Canemure-project, the ideas are taken forwards to a practical level. A second edition of the Hackathon event will possibly be organized.

Bicycle sharing

The intent of the sub-project is to create an open bicycle-sharing system for the residents of Hyvinkää and for the people who work in Hyvinkää.

The city of Hyvinkää has started a co-operation with local business companies. The first pilot-project of shared bicycles was carried out with Konecranes in autumn 2018 and the second pilot was carried out together with the Hospital of Hyvinkää and Keusote during the summer 2019. Within the sub-project, a search for new, interested companies will be launched, with the aim of expanding the experiments and the introduction of bicycles in Hyvinkää. Electric bicycles and other special bicycles can be included in the experiment case-by-case.

On 4th of June 2020 Hyvinkää has introduced a public bicycle system for its residents. It is a two-year trial that consists of 65 bikes on 20 different bike stations around the city.

Carbon-neutral urban planning

The sub-project is going to assess the location of different residential areas from the perspective of low-carbon mobility.

The sub-task will study for example the promotion of conducts of sustainable mobility in different areas, as well as the importance of location efficiency, carbon sinks and ecosystem services. It will also concentrate on the importance of functions, situated in the area, in service of living, thus decreasing the need for mobility and also on different ways of producing energy.

Special regulations for building will be taken into account as well as low carbon emissions during building and utilization. As a result, a description will be composed on how carbon-neutrality can be taken into consideration in the city plan process and how to define the operational reports and goals related. The area of Nummenpää, outside of the central core of the city (area 1 on the map) and Hangonsilta, the station area in the city centre (area 2 on the map) and the new main line station location near Palopuro (area 3 on the map), serve as benchmarks.

Hyvinkää urban planning

Carbon-neutrality in public transport

In the sub-project the climate perspective is brought strongly into consideration in organizing public transport. The concession of local public transport of the city of Hyvinkää expired in the end of 2020. When establishing a new concession, public transport is examined from the viewpoint of low carbon emissions and concrete tasks are recognized to foster the matter.

Time frame

  • November 2018–December 2023


More information

  • Transport Engineer Kimmo Kiuru, City of Hyvinkää, firstname.lastname@hyvinkaa.fi, tel. +358 40 754 7110
  • Transport Planner Milla Virtanen, City of Hyvinkää, firstname.lastname@hyvinkaa.fi
Published 2019-06-05 at 10:20, updated 2022-08-04 at 12:57

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