Where does the traffic come from, what proportion of the users is local, and how much heavy vehicle traffic is there in the area? Traffic flow analysis as help in planning the future of Hippos, Jyväskylä.

Hippos, nowadays one of the most significant hubs of physical exercise and sports, began as a horse racing track. These days, it is home to a variety of operators from the fields of physical exercise and competitive sports alike. These operators include the KIHU Research Institute for Olympic Sports and the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä, which is Finland’s sole university-level training unit focused on sport sciences.

Jyväskylä also continues to develop the area. The currently ongoing Hippos2020 project aims to make it the most important centre of exercise, sports and well-being in the Nordic countries. The project will include the renovation and refurbishment of nearly all the area’s properties and structures.

  • Regional development
  • traffic origin area analysis
  • traffic recurrence analysis
  • ANPR solutions
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The installation of a moveable measuring point at Hippos.


Nodeon carried out a traffic flow analysis for the city of Jyväskylä to facilitate the local planning.  The analyses focused on the area’s current use: morning rush hours, origin areas, and traffic volumes during events (such as the games of the ice hockey team JyP).

They aimed to gather new data on and achieve a new understanding of the area’s traffic flows for the development of its use and traffic arrangements.

Among other things, the analysis reveals where the area’s traffic originates from, what its rate of recurrence is, and how many vans and how much heavy vehicle traffic move in the area.

The solution also allows for finding out the volume of the passing through traffic and its environmental impact.

Further information of Hippos is available at https://hippos2020.fi/en/.


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