Walking and cycling
Promoting walking and cycling is a way of creating a more ecological, vibrant, functional and attractive city and a living environment that is also safer. Therefore, we see walking and cycling as integral parts of sustainable urban development. We believe that the foundations for a carbon-neutral Finland will be laid at the drawing board. Our experts and designers promote carbon-neutral goals at all levels of planning, from strategic designs to concrete construction plans.
We create reviews and promotion programmes on walking and cycling. Our experts in sustainable transport can design cycling lanes and routes for both urban and natural settings, e.g. routes for mountain biking. In addition to normal day-to-day cycling, we create reviews, strategies and plans for cycling tourism. Furthermore, our experts provide support during different land use planning stages, so that the promotion of walking and cycling will also be accounted for in zoning, for example.
Our designers create target cycling networks, general plans for bike lanes, traffic control plans and construction plans for bike lanes. We are highly experienced in designing bicycle parking, both in terms of general and implementation plans, for example in the form of park-and-ride facilities for bicycles near stations.
Top city bikes!
Sweco is Finland’s leading expert consultant on city bike systems. We have been part in making Helsinki’s city bikes one of the world’s most popular bicycle systems and introducing the scheme to other cities around the country.
We provide cities and towns with help at every stage of a city bike project. Before procuring a city bike system, we carry out implementation reviews and create strategies, organise goal workshops with the cities and conduct market surveys.
In addition to the bicycles, the procurement process includes the entire system and all the operational elements required to run the service. Our city bike and procurement experts will help cities make successful purchases. We also help cities launch these systems and support them in planning stations and managing the fleet once a system is up and running. For example, Helsinki’s city bike station network was designed by us. In addition to city bikes, our experts in sustainable transport carry out other expert, assessment and design tasks in the field of shared use services.
Public transport plans
Sweco has extensive expertise in various types of design and development projects in public transport, as well as a comprehensive understanding of how public transport authorities operate. Our sustainable transport experts can assist with anything from assessing public transport needs, conducting preparatory studies on public transport arrangements, planning routes and timetables, and developing public transport infrastructure. Additionally, we are able to define strategic guidelines, develop trip chains and plan public transport in connection to tourism.
Our public transport designs focus on being customer-oriented and cost effective. Our public transport projects benefit from our group’s extensive and cross-sectoral expertise, consisting of both domestic and global talents. This ensures the best possible outcome for our customers and the end users of the services, i.e. the passengers.