Public Transport in Helsinki

by Seppo Veps?l?inen, Helsinki City Transport, Planning Unit, Toinen Linja 7, FIN-00530 Helsinki, Finland,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage


Public transport's share of traffic has not improved in the 90s, although passenger volumes has risen. Improving public transport's share of traffic is important. In fact, there are many other means to increase public transport's share. The most important thing is to increase the share of traffic inside and between suburban areas. As such, Helsinki has chosen a transport policy which emphasizes public transport.

Subject Headings: Public transportation | Rail transportation | Highway transportation | Traffic management | Public policy | Traffic accidents | Urban areas | Finland | Europe

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