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Science Tram challenge for organisations!

02.10.2017

Would you like to get your organisation on a tram ride? Do you want to organise a memorable pre-Christmas party in the tram, for instance? Do you want your organisation to participate in the urban campaign of all time? The Student Union of the University of Helsinki (HYY) challenges its organisations to collect signatures for the Science Tram 2025 municipal initiative. The organisation that collects the most signatures during the campaign period, 2 October–30 October, will be rewarded with a tram ride on their chosen route in Helsinki. The prize has to be collected and the tram ride realized before the end of year 2017.

Science Tram 2025 is a joint project of the student unions of the Capital Region, aiming to promote a light rail connection that would run through ten higher education campuses, including Meilahti, Kumpula and Viikki. The initiative can be signed by all residents of Helsinki and Espoo who have the right to vote.

You can take part in the campaign by signing up with this form and picking up a ‘campaign package’ from HYY’s Services Office (at Mannerheimintie 5B) by 13 October. The package contains campaign brochures, forms and more detailed instructions for collecting signatures, the best arguments and tips on how to tell people about the Science Tram. If needed, we can also send the material electronically. Filled forms should be returned to the Services Office after the campaign has ended by 30 October. We can only accept signatures into the contest that are on paper and are not already in the online service for resident’s initiatives.

The Science Tram gets its name from the fact that science is literally made on its route. In 2019, as many as seven higher education institutions and ten campuses will be located along its route, with a whopping 40% of higher education students in the Capital Region studying at these campuses, and a significant share of the institutions’ personnel working there. As many as 100,000 of all jobs in the Capital Region are located in the sphere of influence of the Science Tram. Students consider crosswise traffic the most important area to develop in the Capital Region’s public transportation (Opiskelijan kaupunki 2015, in Finnish). For further information, please visit the website www.tiederatikka2025.fi or contact Specialist Sofia Lindqvist (sofia.lindqvist@hyy.fi, 050 543 9605) or Member of the Board Elli Saari (elli.saari@hyy.fi, 050 595 0329), Saari is though not available between 2nd and 10th of October.