HKL promotes cycling through the development of the city bike system, cycling stations and services related to cycling. The idea behind the city bike system is to support the use of public transport, facilitate park-and-ride travel and improve the convenience of short bicycle trips in the city centre.
The aim is to introduce the city bikes in stages and expand the system periodically. At its full capacity, the system would encompass 150 cycling stations and 1,500 bicycles. The system will be finalised over the coming years.
HKL is also building new Park and Ride sites for bicycles and developing other feeder parking services. In 2013, HKL built a total of 250 new Park and Ride sites for bicycles in cooperation with other operators in the region. During the spring, HKL and HSL opened a so-called Bike Parking station at the Vuosaari Metro Station, where users can safely store their bicycles in secure lockers and continue their journey by metro. The lockers work with HSL’s Travel Card.
HKL maintains the Bike Centre in Narinkka Square in Kamppi during the summertime. The Bike Centre offers free information services for cyclists and lends out tools for bicycle maintenance and repair.
Cycling is a part of urban transport, and it complements transport options in areas where metro, tram and bus lines do not reach.
HKL is responsible for building an infrastructure that supports cycling in accordance with the City of Helsinki’s cycling strategy.