In urban areas, there have been plenty of programs introducing bikes, scooters, cars and other compact ways of getting around, and the Finnish city of Lahti is introducing something entirely new with its ski-sharing program. The public program gives people in the city the chance to pick up a pair of skis as a sustainable way of getting around the city. While this program not only provides exercise and recreation, it's also a method of mobility and it has the potential to help people run errands in a different way.
With this initiative, the city is helping to bring awareness to the fact it was named the European Green Capital of the year. By 2025, Lahti is on a mission to be carbon neutral and sustainable transportation will play a big part in this shift.
Image Credit: Toivo Heinimäki, City of Lahti