Bicycle service station

Flat tyre, broken chain, or does your bike just need some tender loving care? Bicycle service stations sprang up along bicycle paths in summer 2012, offering tools to borrow for minor bicycle maintenance and pumps for topping up tyres. The service was piloted at five ‘canopy kiosks’ and at the Bicycle Centre during the summer.


Anna Wallenius, Minni Sirelä, Milla Lehtonen (visual appearance and logo of the service), Pomeliina Puumala (illustrations) and Juha Dallas (running the canopy kiosk).


Helsinki Public Works Department; Bicycle Centre; ‘canopy kiosks’ at Arabianranta, Karhupuisto park, Käpylä, Munkkiniemi and Pitkäsilta bridge; and Huntteri Oy


Merita Soini and Tytti Huhtaniska

The service concept was designed as part of Design for Everyday Mobility project (2011-2013) funded by European Regional Development Fund as well as the Cities of Helsinki and Vantaa.