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Ülemiste City launches bike paths pilot project

Together with the city of Tallinn Ülemiste City launches bike paths pilot project on our campus from 01.08.22 until 30.09.22. Therefore Lõõtsa and Valukoja streets will become partially one-way to make more space for cyclists. This project is a significant step towards our future vision — a car-free campus heart that belongs to pedestrians and cyclists.

Doing research in cooperation with researchers from the University of Tartu, it has become clear that people on our campus sit for 5-8 hours daily. It is a significant health risk because even one hour of exercise does not help to nullify the effect of sitting and support health. Therefore, researchers recommend that people on our campus find other active forms of movement, such as walking or cycling to work.

That’s why, in cooperation with the city of Tallinn, we are testing the partial one-way conversion of Lõõtsa and Valukoja streets in August and September to create a space for cyclists and scooter riders. For the pilot, in cooperation with Bolt, we have also added charging stations for scooters so that it is possible to combine different modes of movement, e.g. coming to work by bus and going home by scooter.

In connection to the pilot project, routes of bus lines 7, 15, 49 and 65 and bus stop locations have changed in Ülemiste City from 01.08.22 to 30.09.22. The bus stop Dvigatel on Lõõtsa street is temporarily located at Keevise 10. In addition, instead of the bus stop Lõõtsa on Valukoja street, you can use the bus stop located at Valukoja 12. The route of bus lines 64 and 45 remains the same.

The traffic management for those travelling by car has also temporarily changed. From Suur-Sõjamäe street you can get to the campus through Keevise, Ääsi and Sepapaja streets. The entry is restricted to Lõõtsa street from Suur-Sõjamäe and Valukoja street from Keevise street. Lõõtsa and Valukoja streets have partially one-way traffic. In addition, there is a restriction over Valukoja and Lõõtsa street intersection if you drive to the campus from the south side of Lõõtsa street. However, access to all parking lots and buildings is guaranteed.

The project is part of the inclusive city concept of Ülemiste City.

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