Helsinki director of transport and traffic planning Reetta Putkonen explains how Helsinki can be moving efficiently and sustainably in an interview that appears in the English section of the Helsinki-info bulletin’s new edition. “Helsinki can’t accommodate any more cars, so growth will have to take place in other modes of transport,” Putkonen says and outlines the City’s strategic efforts to promote walking and cycling, while new major light-rail lines are about to go under construction.
Helsinki-info on sustainable transport and Traveling Sauna
Helsinki-info presents Traveling Sauna, a project created and carried out by two Finnish immigrants in the United States, Jouko Sipilä and Risto Sivula. They celebrate the centenary of Finnish independence with a mobile sauna that they take from state to state, from one major U.S. city to another. They explain that Traveling Sauna goes far beyond celebrating traditional Finnish culture: it serves as a platform for drawing attention to the modern, globally competitive Finland.
In its regular series on immigrant life in Helsinki, Helsinki-info introduces Ethiopian Solomie Teshome, who also enjoys Finnish sauna as well as other aspects of Finnish lifestyle, while she applauds the strengthening multiculturalism of Finland. She says that every immigrant can find a place in Finland.
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