Integrated urban plans

Every action during the project was a step towards more integrated and healthy urban planning in cities of Jurmala, Tartu, Stockholm, and in the Southwest Finland region. In Tartu and Southwest Finland, the project contributed into a greater process of local traffic planning. In Jurmala and Stockholm, the plans present a scalable solution for supporting cycling.

To include health and environmental aspects even better, the partners conducted HEAT tool calculations. The HEAT tool calculates health benefits as monetary value and provides a strong argument how cycling is economically sustainable.

In addition, different stakeholders were engaged to work to have more diverse perspective. The perspectives of professionals for example from health care and education, decision makers among city planners as well as ordinary citizens and NGOs were heard during the many workshops each partner hosted. Their voices enrich the plans.

You can read more about the plans in English from this publication. Below are the actual plans in native languages. You can find more material from each partners’ website.

City of Turku | Valonia –  Service Center for Sustainable Development and Energy of Southwest Finland | Turku University of Applied Sciences | Jurmala City Council | Institute of Baltic Studies | Tartu City Government | Cykelfrämjandet

Southwest Finland

Traffic network plan of Southwest Finland was updated and all the measures done during the HEAT-project has been related to that. At the same time more specific Traffic network plan of Turku region was also updated. These two were updated hand in hand. Turku region’s plan is just more detailed.


The HEAT Project laid out the backbone of Tartu pedestrian and bicycle users’ street network in Tartu.


Cykelfrämjandet’s integrated urban plan is a publication with facts, inspiration and tips for how different actors can work to promote and increase children’s cycling and active transportation. An increase in children’s active school transports, for example, has a great potential to contribute to children’s health and can also have positive effects on the environment, while also being an economic and socially sustainable form of transport as well. The plan is aimed primarily at parents, school-workers and decision-makers and provides practical as well as policy recommendations.


Jurmala created a visualization of how children’s cycling park would look like. The park would provide a place for children to learn cycling skills in a safe environment.