Tallinn and Helsinki fight cross-Baltic vandalism

  • 2006-06-23
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN - Tallinn and its Finnish sister city Helsinki have agreed to join forces to crack down on graffiti.
The city governments plan to sign an agreement to help prevent vandalism in the two cities, which are closely connected by ferries.
Both cities will document graffiti tags and exchange the information in an attempt to identify vandals. They will also share information about graffiti-resistant building materials and methods for removing marks from walls.
They will also consider jointly tendering for graffiti removal contracts in order to lower the cost, and may run joint schooling programs.
The two cities are becoming increasingly connected. As The Baltic Times reported last month, both cities are investigating the feasibility of merging their public transport systems under a single ticket.