Today, the City of Tallinn signed a design and construction contract with Merko Ehitus Eesti AS and KMG Inseneriehituse AS for the construction of a tram line connecting Tallinn Old City Harbour and the future Ülemiste Terminal. The cost of the contract is €36.5 million plus VAT, and the construction works are due in February 2025.
Tehnopol Science and Business Park is taking part in the Urban Tech project since last year. Start-ups and SMEs can now apply for funding of up to 55,000 euros for innovative technological solutions in the areas of Smart City, Green Tech and Health Tech as part of the EU project URBAN TECH.
From August 1, 2022, applications for "Bike to School" support can be submitted in Tallinn. A one-time subsidy of up to 100 euros is intended for the purchase of a bicycle for children aged 10–15 who have received their cyclist driving licenses this year, i.e. in 2022.
Due to the Tallinn Open Triathlon that will be held in the vicinity of Lake Harku, the section of Paldiski Road from the shore of Lake Harku (Paldiski Road 124a) up to the city limit will be closed on Sunday, 24 July from 9.30 am to 5.50 pm. At the same time, the trajectory of the bus lines 27, 36, 61 and 62 will change from 10 am to 6 pm.
Tallinn commences a joint campaign with the police and entertainment establishments to promote a more considerate nightlife.
The Estonian Society for the Protection of Animals (ESPA) and the Tallinn Urban Environmental and Public Works Department are organising yet another international conference of animal welfare, taking place on 8 September 2022 in Tallinn Teachers' House (Raekoja plats 14). This year’s conference focuses on exotic animals and helping animals in during war. Among the speakers are specialists from the United States, Ukraine, Estonia and other European countries.
From Friday, 15 July until 14 September, passengers may travel free of charge in Mustamäe by self-driving shuttle on the inner district roads between Mustamäe tee, Tammsaare tee and Ehitajate tee.
The speed limits will be lowered on Tallinn's streets to ensure safer traffic. The maximum speed allowed will be 30 km/h on a number of inner district roads and 40 km/h on some of the larger streets in the city centre.
The Tallinn Urban Environment and Public Works Department has launched a call for tenders to seek contract partners for the maintenance of main roads and road facilities, public transport stops and roadside green areas for the next seven years. The new contracts are aimed to improve the quality of maintenance in both summer and winter.
At the beginning of the summer, Tallinn opened fourteen school stadiums and sports grounds for public use, at least one in each district. From Friday 15 July, the Mustjõe Secondary School stadium in Haabersti district, located at Paldiski mnt 83, will be added to the list. In addition, four sports fields managed by the Tallinn Culture and Sports Department are open for public.