In his eye-opening talk Pekka explains why cycling and walking are good for cities, well-being and local economy. As he argues, the time of car supremacy and pollution is over. Therefore, he provides the audience with solutions on how to return the city back to pedestrians and cyclists.
Pekka, the Vice President of the Winter Cycling Federation, just loves the outdoors, especially a proper winter, and bikes. Be it cause or consequence, he resides in the winter cycling capital of the world: Oulu, northern Finland. Located almost in the Arctic Circle, the city enjoys long, snowy, harsh winters, which, even though you might think the opposite, make winter cycling just a normal everyday activity in the city when paired with good maintenance. Being capable of moving around by one’s own muscle power is what Pekka says is smart mobility.