Design for Everyday Mobility (Liikkuvan arjen design or LAD in Finnish) is carrying out design-based and user oriented development activities for Helsinki Metropolitan Area built around sustainable transportation. In other words the project searches and creates solutions to enable a better environment for cyclists, pedestrians and the users of public transport. In addition one key interest is to create a design-oriented multidisciplinary way of working which strengthens design thinking in urban planning.
The projects for Everyday Mobility support cities’ attractiveness by creating more pleasant and vivid urban culture and resident-oriented design. During 2011-2013 the three main themes were developing a Bicycle Centre concept in Helsinki, designing bicycling solutions for the new Kivistö residential area and increasing the accessibility and safety of Malmi railway station through design and art. These ideas and implementations are now published as a book.
This phase was coordinated in collaboration between Degree Programme of Design in Metropolia and SYKLI Environmental School of Finland and funded by European Regional Development Fund as well as the cities of Helsinki and Vantaa. Project was also part of the official programme of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 year.
The work is continued in Design for Everyday Mobility - Bicycle Centre 2.0 project (2013 - 2016) funded by Helsinki City Innovation Fund. The current main focus is on further development of the Bicycle Centre service into a network that has nodes around Helsinki.
project coordinator Päivi Keränen, tel. 040 184 1952