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Helsinki plan aims to make car ownership pointless in 10 years

Posted on July 11, 2014

Helsinkimerelta - GFDL by Tpienonen at en.wikipedia
Helsinkimerelta - GFDL by Tpienonen at en.wikipedia

HELSINKI — The Finnish capital announced plans to transform its existing public transport network into a comprehensive, point-to-point "mobility on demand" system by 2025 — one that, in theory, would be so good nobody would have any reason to own a car, The Gaurdian reported.

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Helsinki aims to transcend conventional public transport by allowing people to purchase mobility in real time, straight from their smartphones.
Subscribers would specify an origin and a destination, and perhaps a few preferences, according to the report.

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