Helsinki prepares for implementation of face mask recommendation

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) recommended on 13 August 2020 that residents of almost all areas of Finland begin wearing face masks in situations where it is difficult to avoid close contact with others, for example, when using public transportation. People arriving in Finland from countries that continue to be subject to border control or people in transit to covid-19 testing should also wear a mask.

The Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) recommended on 13 August 2020 that residents of almost all areas of Finland begin wearing face masks in situations where it is difficult to avoid close contact with others, for example, when using public transportation. People arriving in Finland from countries that continue to be subject to border control or people in transit to covid... Read more »

Services remain reliable even though some service needs have not been met

When the coronavirus pandemic started in spring, a notable proportion of the City’s resources had to be allocated to managing the pandemic. This has generated some service debt for social welfare and healthcare services.

When the coronavirus pandemic started in spring, a notable proportion of the City’s resources had to be allocated to managing the pandemic. This has generated some service debt for social welfare and healthcare services.“The coronavirus pandemic may have postponed clients’ appointments, for example,” says Head of Department Juha Jolkkonen. Read more »

Climate College on 4 September as part of Helsinki Design Week

City of Helsinki arranges on 4 September a Climate College, whose speakers offer solutions for a more climate-friendly future in cities. The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week. The Climate College is aimed at professionals and students in the field, as well as at everyone who is interested in our common future. The event will be opened by Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori.

City of Helsinki arranges on 4 September a Climate College, whose speakers offer solutions for a more climate-friendly future in cities. The event is part of the Helsinki Design Week. The Climate College is aimed at professionals and students in the field, as well as at everyone who is interested in our common future. The event will be opened by Helsinki Mayor Jan Vapaavuori. ... Read more »

A bicycle boulevard under construction in Kulosaari

A bicycle boulevard has been under construction in Kulosaari since July. The boulevard conversion will be completed at the end of February 2021, according to the preliminary timetable. The boulevardconversion will be completed at the end of February 2021, according to the preliminary timetable. Two-way bicycling is allowed, although only one-way motor vehicle traffic is allowed on Kulosaaren puistotie during construction.

A bicycle boulevard has been under construction in Kulosaari since July. The boulevard of Kulosaaren puistotie is being converted into a shared in-roadway bikeway that allows motor vehicle traffic, so bicycles and motor vehicles use the same roadway. Motor vehicles adjust their speeds according to bicycling. The boulevard conversion will be completed at the endof February 2021, accord... Read more »

Helsinki Pride Parade and Park Festival online, in urban spaces and homes

Helsinki Pride Week will be held on September 7-13. The 2020 Pride Parade and the Park Festival on 12 September will be organized for the first time as a hybrid event, both online and in urban spaces.

Helsinki Pride Week will be held on September 7-13. The 2020 Pride Parade and the Park Festival on 12 September will be organized for the first time as a hybrid event, both online and in urban spaces. Read more »

New master’s thesis surveys bike-sharing users

The use of the yellow city bikes bike-sharing system in the Helsinki metropolitan area is more popular among young people with higher education and with higher incomes than among the rest. This is one of the findings of a new master’s thesis.

The use of the yellow city bikes bike-sharing system in the Helsinki metropolitan area is more popular among young people with higher education and with higher incomes than among the rest. This is one of the findings of a new master’s thesis.The master’s thesis in Social Sciences of Sport by Tuija Mikkonen examines the users and non-users of city bikes in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. S... Read more »

Total emissions increased in Helsinki from 2018 to 2019

Greenhouse gas emissions increased by 2 percent in Helsinki. Trends in district heating production play a crucial role in the achievement of emissions goals.

Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY reports on emissions in the region annually. According to the HSY statistics, emissions from the transport sector in Helsinki were reduced by 2 percent from 2018 to 2019, and emissions from electricity consumption other than heating were reduced by 6 percent. Emissions from district heating increased by 5 percent. Total greenhouse g... Read more »

A pleasant and safe city summer will be secured on the shore of Kaivopuisto with temporary traffic arrangements

Helsinki’s goal is a safe city life for all residents – including during the coronavirus pandemic. ‘Popular recreational areas, such as the shore of Kaivopuisto, have seen more activity than usual during the exceptional conditions and, according to the ample feedback received, people are running out of room. To improve the situation, street arrangements that better take into account the number of pedestrians will be tested on the streets on the shore of Kaivopuisto during the summer,’ says Mayor Jan Vapaavuori.

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