Building on the success of Helsinki’s minibus shuttle service Kutsuplus, first introduced a little over a year ago and drawing ever larger numbers of users, the city now plans to overhaul its transportation plan to go even further in creating the foundation for a truly car-free city. Led by the vision of an ambitious young transportation engineer, Sonja Heikkilä, the city is undertaking a pilot in the Vallilla area which uses smart phone technologies to integrate the city’s public transportation infrastructure with other transport options and services to create an on-demand, single-payment system.

This plan has drawn attention from the international community, with publications ranging from England’s The Guardian to business-focused publications such as Business Insider and Bloomberg View as well as the technology press ZDNet.

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