Helsinki Plans to Make It Easy to Live Car-Free by 2025

Helsinki Plans to Make It Easy to Live Car-Free by 2025

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Tara Bellucci
Jun 29, 2016
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Helsinki wants to make it possible for residents to live car-free in under a decade, by rethinking how public transit functions.

The plan is basically a reversal of traditional public transportation, which is a fixed system that often leaves people with a "last mile" issue. Instead, the city plans to have both public and private transport systems that function and change routes based on demand.

People will be able purchase "mobility packages" and essentially use their phones to request a "ride share, an on-demand bus, an automated car, special transport for children, or traditional public transit."

Read more about the plan over on Co.Exist.

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