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Construction of cycle paths

Over the next few years, we will build and improve the cycle paths in Helsinki, particularly in the inner city. We will also continue to expand the Baana network.

Bicycle traffic plans

Baana refers to a high-quality and straight cycling route that allows cyclists to cycle at a steady speed. Once completed, the Baana network will form a regional network of cycle paths that will extend 130 kilometres, connecting major residential areas to the city centre and employment hubs.  

We are currently building the Baana network one section at a time. The sections already available to cyclists include the Baana in the city centre, the section of the northern Baana extending from Hakamäentie Käpylä Station, and the cycling street on Kulosaaren puistotie, which is part of the eastern Baana. Over the next few years, we will focus on the plans for northern and eastern Baanas (known in Finnish as Pohjoisbaana and Itäbaana) in particular.

Helsinki’s Baana network plan on a map

View the map larger: Baana network plan (pdf, in Finnish)

Photo: Jenni Huovinen
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Over the next few years, we will construct bikeways in the inner city in particular, as the amount of bicycle traffic is high there. We will especially focus on one-way cycle paths and lanes and improve the traffic arrangements at junctions. The continuity of the bikeways will also be a priority. 

Planned cycling route network for the inner city by 2025 on a map

Forecast of how the cycling route network will develop in the inner city in the next few years. Photo: Mikko Airikka / Koponen+Hildén Oy
Forecast of how the cycling route network will develop in the inner city in the next few years. Photo: Mikko Airikka / Koponen+Hildén Oy
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Currently under construction

We often build cycle paths as part of larger street construction projects. Read below how we will improve bikeways in the following projects.   

How will bicycle traffic be arranged on Helsinginkatu when the roadworks are complete?  

Cycling will take place on one-way cycle paths along the entire length of the Helsinginkatu street, making cycling safer and more functional. The bikeways will be clearly defined. On the street named Läntinen Brahenkatu, the cycle path on side of the street near the Brahe Field will be converted into a one-way cycle path heading north. Bicycle traffic heading south will use the roadway.   

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How will bicycle traffic be arranged on Runeberginkatu when the roadworks are complete? 

Cyclists will use one-way cycle paths. However, one-way cycle paths will not be built in the section of the Runeberginkatu street extending from the Töölöntori Square to Caloniuksenkatu until a tram line is built in west Helsinki in the late 2020s. 

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A new underpass for cyclists and pedestrians called Kaisatunneli will be built underneath the tracks at the Central Railway Station. The ends of the underpass will be located on the street of Töölönlahdenkatu and at the southwestern corner of the park known as Kaisaniemenpuisto, respectively.  

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Street and park construction projects on a map

Brown: Planned street and park sites ​​​
Red: Street and park construction sites this year
Blue: Street and park construction sites next year