Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 08:15

Crown Bridges granted first environmental permit

The Regional State Administrative Agencies of Finland granted the City of Helsinki a permit on 5 January 2017 to build two of Kruunusillat – the Crown Bridges – between Nihti and Kruunuvuorenranta, to dredge and fill the local sea area, and to build the necessary structures on shores.

The Finkensilta bridge connecting Nihti (in Sompasaari) and the Korkeasaari island (home of Helsinki Zoo) will be a beam bridge constructed of reinforced concrete and supported by eight piers. The span will be about 300 metres. The Kruunuvuorensilta bridge connecting the Korkeasaari island and the Kruunuvuorenranta area in Laajasalo will be a single-pylon, cable-stayed bridge spanning about 1.2 kilometres.

Construction in accordance with the environmental permit can be commenced once the detailed plan of the area is legally binding.

The Crown Bridges project will give the growing district of Laajasalo in eastern Helsinki a smooth public transport connection to the city centre. The bridges will serve trams, cyclists and pedestrians but no cars. The project involves 10 kilometres of trams lines, a cycling connection, pedestrian paths and plazas.

The project will improve connections in the entire Helsinki region, as it will form an integral part of the region’s public transit rail network and cycling network.

The most visible part of the Crown Bridges project will consist of three new bridges, the longest one of which, the Kruunuvuorensilta bridge, will be the longest bridge in Finland.

 

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City Council approved Crown Bridges project

Kruunuvuorenranta

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 09:22

Children of Laajasalo to have a new day care centre

The southeastern early-education district of Helsinki will have more space for the needs of day care and early education. A new day care centre to replace Day Care Centre Yliskylä being built at Köökarinpolku 1 will provide day care to 232 children a bit more than a year from now.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 08:08

Tram network expanded and renovated in summer

Helsinki tram routes will be expanded and older tracks renovated during the summer and autumn of 2017 for the needs of a new tram network to be launched in August. Track work will proceed at about 20 sites.

The new tram network will have 2.8 kilometres of new tracks. The main track work sites will be located on the streets of Välimerenkatu and Reijolankatu.

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 12:34

Helsinki residents’ sense of security has not weakened

Helsinki residents’ sense of security in everyday life has not deteriorated. This is a general conclusion of the latest Helsinki Safety Survey, the responses to which were collected at the turn of the year 2015-16. Perceived security in people’s own neighbourhoods and in central Inner Helsinki rose steadily in the years 2003-2012. Since then, the situation has not changed. Yet there are large differences between Helsinki districts in terms of perceived unsafety, particularly during weekend evenings.

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 07:46

Brochure on Helsinki’s new city plan

The new city plan of Helsinki is presented in a newly published brochure in a concise manner. The Helsinki City Plan brochure explains to readers the key concepts and solutions of the city plan, such as increasing density, the expansion of the inner city to “city boulevards” and the development of the rail network for public transport in Helsinki.