City bikes have arrived on the streets in the capital region. Archive photograph: Tony Öhberg/Finland Today

City bikes have arrived back on the streets in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.

In Helsinki, 105 new stations will be introduced, with 1,050 new bikes, during the season. The new stations will be installed in stages in May and June. All of the new bikes will be in use by early July.

At the start of the season, there will be 3,520 bikes in Helsinki and Espoo at 242 bike stations in Helsinki and 110 in Espoo.

The very snowy winter has delayed some installations of the city bike stations.

The season will run until the end of October in all three cities.

Season, daily or weekly passes are available.

Once you have purchased a season, daily or weekly pass, you can make as many 30-minute bike rides as you like during the validity of the pass.

If you use a bike for more than 30 minutes at a time, you will pay one euro for every extra 30 minutes.

The maximum time of use is five hours, after which a late fee of 80 euros will be charged in addition to the extra charges.

Helsinki and Espoo have a shared city bike service but Vantaa has its own service and you cannot mix bikes from the two services.