Planning, construction and maintenance
The planning of cycling in Helsinki is carried out by the City Planning Department. The construction and maintenance of bikeways and bike lanes are carried out by the Public Works Department and by the Sports Department in some outdoor areas.
The main focus in the cycling route development over the next few years will be on the inner city in accordance with new planning principles: cycling is no longer associated with walking but more clearly with vehicular traffic. For example, on the main cycling routes cyclists will not be directed to mingle with pedestrians on pedestrian streets and ways. Cycling on streets will be made increasingly easy with one-way bikeways and bike lanes and new cycling arrangements at junctions.
The City Council allocates an annual budget for the construction of cycling routes.