The City of Helsinki is attempting to increase levels of cycling in city traffic. The city bike system supports this goal. At first in the summer of 2016 there were 500 bikes in 50 locations around the city center. The area expanded in summer 2017 and currently there are 1,500 bikes and 150 bike stations in use. The city bike system will complement the services provided in areas where public transport is not an option.
City bikes are shared-use bicycles that can be borrowed for a fee by anyone in central Helsinki. Your chosen season pass (day, week, whole season) covers up to 30 minutes of bike use per time. For an extra charge, you can use a bike for a maximum of five hours at a time. After the ride, the bike is returned to a bike station. For more information and registration please visit the city bikes' website: hsl.fi/en/citybikes
The financing of the city bike system consists of user fees, commercial funding and city funding. HKL is in charge of the procurement of the system. The delivery agreement for the city bike system was signed for 10 years. The system is implemented by consortium Moventia & Smoove.