Cellular network serving multiple purposes in Lake Saimaa

Cellular network serving multiple purposes in Lake Saimaa

In Lake Saimaa cellular networks are used for several applications: navigation and waterway maintenance (e.g. smart buoys), communication between port operators, authorities, vessels and ship-owners and for leisure. Key stakeholders are satisfied with the capacity and coverage of networks. In the future, digitalisation and autonomisation of vessels will create new challenges for connectivity and current networks. Lake Saimaa could serve as a pilot site for several maritime pilots as the […]

Electric road systems as a way to cut down greenhouse gas emissions

Electric road systems as a way to cut down greenhouse gas emissions

Finland’s goal is to halve the greenhouse gas emissions of transport by 2030, and by 2045 transport should be completely emission-free. This requires significant action in road transport, which accounts for 93 % of all domestic transport emissions. One proposed  solution  of  reducing  emissions  is  to  utilize  electric  road  systems  (ERS),  which would make it […]

Impacts of walking in the open

Impacts of walking in the open

Walking has a special role in the transport system. It is an inexpensive mode of transport available to most. Even if the main mode of travel is another mode, almost every trip includes walking at the beginning of the trip to, for example, a car park or a transit stop and at the end to […]

Agglomeration and productivity on the spotlight

Agglomeration and productivity on the spotlight

The development of the transport system is known to affect e.g. labour availability and transport costs, but it also has an impact on the dissemination of know-how and the specialization of subcontracting chains through agglomeration. Agglomeration refers to the regional concentration of economic activity. Agglomeration is based on micro-level factors related to the operations of […]

Value Capture Mechanism as a Financing Tool for Transportation

Value Capture Mechanism as a Financing Tool for Transportation

Financing transport infrastructure is a major societal challenge for the state as well as for cities and municipalities. In terms of major new investments, the potential of traditional budget funding is limited. LiVaRa project (part of Finnish government’s analysis, assessment and research activities, VN TEAS) seeks ways to capture the value created in transportation projects […]

The implementing parties for the Kalasatamasta Pasilaan project have been selected

The implementing parties for the Kalasatamasta Pasilaan project have been selected

The implementing parties for the Kalasatamasta Pasilaan project have been selected. The tramway complements Helsinki’s sustainable mobility rail network and supports Helsinki’s vision to be the most functional city in the world. When completed, the new tram connection will provide a smooth connection to the route Nihti – Kalasatama metro station – Vallilanlaakso – Pasila […]

Social impacts in the spotlight

Social impacts in the spotlight

FLOU’s secret weapon, M.Sc Taru Pakkanen, is working on her master’s thesis on social impacts of transport for Aalto University’s Master’s Programme in Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering. The thesis supports the development process of Helsinki region’s land use, housing and transport systems planning. Transport impacts the health, the choices and the standard of living […]