Cardriver can hardly think that one of the most significant, if not even the most important traffic facility during past years in Helsinki is Baana, light traffic highway in the middle of the capital city.
Baana`s positive impact can only be imagined in such a way that without it, on a daily basis, among the cars on the streets would run up to more than 5600 cyclists from Ruoholahti to the railway station! Or even worse. Cyclists would leave their bikes at home and would drive their journey with own car.
I would like to take my hat off for future sighted leaders, so that this project was carried out in time. I believe it ment also a powerful impact to the growth in the popularity of cycling as daily basis.
Now I wish that decision makers have courage to throttle more and build a bicycle path network more comprehensive. Functionality of the idea has already been proven.