Barcelona, healthy city

Pollution levels in Barcelona pose a health risk, and it’s cars and motorbikes which account for 80% of emissions in the city. That’s why we need less cars and more public transport. Today we have new bus services, greater investment in the metro system and an agreement to connect the city and the metropolitan area with the tram, as well as over a thousand kilometres of bike lanes. If there is less room for cars, that space can be occupied by pedestrians and urban greenery, space which has been multiplied with the superblocks in Poblenou and Sant Antoni, wider pavements, pedestrian streets and an extra ten hectares of greenery every year.

  • Mobility: a right and a matter of health

    We’re backing a healthy and sustainable city which prioritises pedestrians, followed by public transport, bicycles, and lastly, motor vehicles.

  • Green spaces get greener all around the city

    Vegetation has been increased, respecting natural plant processes and bringing people and nature into greater contact.

  • Protocol for air pollution episodes

    It will be activated when high levels of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter are recorded.

  • Parc de les Glòries opens

    The new park has over 20,400 square metres of greenery and more than 400 trees, a children’s play area with a synthetic rubber slope and giant slides, a sports and recreation area for young people, the Rambla dels Encants and a dog area.

  • Compliance with WHO pollution levels would prevent at least 250 deaths a year in the city

    Traffic restrictions come into effect on 1 December and will be applied to vehicles which pollute the most when nitrogen oxide pollution episodes are declared.

  • Selective waste collection triples in Sarrià with the door-to-door collection service

    Organic waste collection increased tenfold in the first six months of the pilot scheme.