The City of Turku and Siemens have undertaken a ground-breaking three-year strategic cooperation. This is the first time one of the world's largest conglomerates has entered into such a long-term collaboration with a local government organisation.
The city rents land suitable for cultivation mainly for Turku residents. The tenant is expected to take care of the field and its surroundings so that harmful weeds are kept down and trenches stay open. Fields owned by the city may be rented according to the rental terms accepted by the Public Utility Property Management Board.
The Aura River divides Turku into two sides: “täl puol jokke” (“on this side of the river”) and “tois puol jokke” (“on the other side of the river”). Föri carries people across the river free of charge between Tervahovinkatu (on the east side) and Wechterinkuja (on the west side).
Föli means the Turku region public transport jointly organized by six municipalities, launched on 1 July 2014. The municipalities taking part in Föli are Turku, Kaarina, Raisio, Naantali, Lieto and Rusko. Turku Region Public Transport Committee makes decisions about matters related to public transport.
Traffic planning means the planning of traffic arrangement principles and the manoeuvring of traffic flows. Questions such as how much space should be reserved for car traffic, should bicycles and pedestrians have routes separate from car traffic, and where to put pedestrian crossings and bus stops, can be solved with planning. The plan concerning traffic arrangements (traffic plan) serves as a base for the street plan and the street building plan.
The implementations of traffic plans can be seen in practice for example as:
Planning of nomenclature
Planning the nomenclature is part of city planning. In the city plan new names are given for:
- other public areas
The Nomenclature Committee is responsible for the planning of nomenclature. Residents of the municipality may send their name suggestions to the Nomenclature Committee via email at kaupunkisuunnittelu(at)turku.fi.
When you find a pet on the loose, contact the police or the Animal Protection Supervisor.
If your pet has run away, you can enquire the little escapee from the animal shelter.
If you find a dead pet, please contact the animal shelter or the police.
The animal shelter also takes care of wild animals who cannot cope in the nature on their own.
Remember to always check the animal’s real need for help. If the situation is unclear, contact the animal shelter before you touch the animal!
Turku City pet cemetery is in Urusvuori on a hill close to the intersection of Kopteritie and Vanha Moisiontie.
There are 17 dog parks in Turku. Below is a list in alphabetical order. A map will open up when you click the name of the park.
Supervision in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act and the Animal Diseases Act is conducted in Turku, Raisio, Naantali and Rusko by a supervising veterinarian, tel. +358 (0)44 907 3854.
The supervising veterinarian is supported by the animal shelter in Turku, in which found animals as well as pets taken into custody due to animal welfare reasons and wild animals can be treated and cared for.
The supervising veterinarian sees especially to the animal welfare supervision of his/her area and gives advice on animal welfare questions on demand.
The animal shelter in Turku takes in pets that no longer have an owner and that have been taken into custody by the authorities. The shelter sees to the temporary care of such pets and also treats injured and starving wild animals.
Opening hours of the animal shelter:
- Mon–Fri 8.00–18.00
- Sat–Sun and on holidays 08.00–17.00
Contact information of the animal shelter: