Socioeconomic Characteristics, Land Use and Travel Patterns of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area

by Matti Pursula, Helsinki University of Technology, P.O.Box 2100, FIN-02015 HUT, Finland,
Reijo Teerioja, Helsinki University of Technology, P.O.Box 2100, FIN-02015 HUT, Finland,



Abstract: The major travel problems in the Helsinki area are related to the increase in car traffic and population. Proper coordination of land use and transportation plans is essential to accommodate the great increase in population in the following 20 years. According to the Helsinki Metropolitan Area Transportation System Plan 2020, promoting public transportation is a never-ending task where the coordination of land use and transportation planning is of vital importance.

Subject Headings: Land use | Travel patterns | Social factors | Population projection | Rail transportation | Automobiles | Traffic management | Bus stops | Helsinki | Finland | Europe

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