Pedestrians and Cyclists
Cycling is nowadays as significant as a form of transport as public transport in Turku. The importance of walking and cycling will further stand out in the jammed urban traffic of the future. The greater portion of travelling is made on foot or by bike, the less there will be traffic jams and the better the traffic will flow. Walking and cycling do not cause greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, or noise. When the city structure is such that it is possible to travel on foot or by bike instead of cars, transport takes less space and causes less costs. Exercise and its health benefits are a central motive to walk or cycle also the everyday trips. Combining everyday exercise and fitness training contributes to health significantly.
Rent a bike easily
If you do not have a bicycle of your own, you can still go on a bike trip by first visiting the Turku Main Library. The Main Library has seven bicycles and one electric bike that can be borrowed with a Vaski library card. Ask for more information at the library’s reception. Also, a free-to-use bike pump can be found inside the Main Library courtyard, next to the Recreation Division office.
During summer season also Turku Museum Centre rents bicycles. Bikes can be borrowed from Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, Turku Castle, and Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art during their opening hours. A borrowed bike can be returned to any of the locations. Renting a bike costs as much as an entry fee to the museum.
VisitTurku also rents bikes for 20 euros per day at Aurakatu 2.
Rent accessories for a walk
With a library card you can borrow step counters from libraries. The loan period for step counters is two weeks and they are available at customer service desks.
Turku Sports Services Centre rents Nordic walking poles starting from 6 euros per day.