The pilot project in Helsinki aims to dynamically influence travellers’ route and mode choices in terms of sustainability and citizens’ well-being by investigating dynamic traffic restriction zones (RZ) in the Helsinki West Harbour area.

The City of Helsinki’s innovation company, Forum Virium Helsinki (FVH), in cooperation with the project consortium and involving various stakeholders, is leading and supporting the Helsinki pilot project in developing the concept. The pilot project will identify the requirements and interfaces for connecting the digital twin architecture ACUMEN, which enables seamless integration with analytics and AI-based seamlessly integrated multimodal traffic management tools.

Building on the Code the Streets project, the pilot will identify the requirements and interfaces to link the ACUMEN digital twin architecture, allowing for seamless integration with analytics and AI-powered seamless integrated multimodal traffic management tools. In addition, it will use traffic simulation, taking into account last-mile logistics and other factors as well as drone-collected data. This data will be used for mobility analyses during different stages of the intervention and for calibrating the simulation.

Test users will be offered alternative modes or routes via a traffic-related app. The pilot project will focus on testing the impact of soft measures on network-level traffic flows in different intervention phases, taking into account input from end-users, citizens and mobility-related societal considerations, including climate neutrality.

The Helsinki pilot project expects that the implementation of the ACUMEN project will lead to positive changes in travel behaviour, transport patterns and environmental impacts, contributing to a more sustainable and efficient urban mobility landscape.