Tallinn’s public transport stops to become smoke-free
The waiting area of nearly 600 public transport stops and stations in Tallinn will, in the upcoming months, be marked as smoke-free areas with the goal of improving the quality and comfort at the public transport service.
Andrei Novikov, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn said: “We consider it an opportunity as a natural part of a high-quality public transport service to be able to wait for a bus or tram smoke-free. Smoking in public transport pavilions is already banned by law, but we want to remind people of this rule.”
According to the long-term strategy “Tallinn 2035”, attractive public transport and weatherproof pavilions should be a normal part of a good urban space. According to the strategy, majority of the places of residence and work in the city should be covered by a good public transport service, so that the stop would be up to 400 meters away, states the official Tallinn website.
This year, Tallinn plans to organize a public procurement for the purchase of new public transport pavilions. The quality of public transport will also be increased by renewing the bus fleet and placing electronic boards at stops.