What’s the best way to get about the city this weekend?

The best way to get around the city this weekend is on foot, by bike or on the metro, which also enables people to enjoy a city with less fumes, less noise and less traffic. The opening up of C/ Creu Coberta- C/ Sants and Via Laietana on Saturday 7, and C/ Aragó on Sunday 8 March, as well as the demonstration for International Women’s Day, will mean disruptions to traffic and changes to some bus services.

03/03/2020 10:44 h

Ecologia Urbana

The afternoon of Saturday, 7 March will be the perfect time to go for a stroll and enjoy Via Laietana, the Creu Coberta-C/ Sants axis and C/ Gran de Gràcia.

Following the first edition of Open Streets on 1 February, Via Laietana will be opening up to the public again and offering various activities and workshops for all the family. Elsewhere, C/ Gran de Gràcia, which has been opening up to citizens for years, will be doing so once again to allow people to enjoy commerce there and take a stroll.

The Creu Coberta-C/ Sants axis, where 30 km/h speed limits were recently implemented, will be joining in with Open Streets for the first time, playing host to different recreational activities organised by shopkeepers from both streets. The two streets actually form one of the most important shopping hubs in the city, making this a unique opportunity to browse in the shops without having to worry about the traffic.

Information on services:

  • Via Laietana will be closed to traffic from 3.30 pm to 10.30 pm. The 47, 120, V15 and V17 bus services will be rerouted and use Passeig de Lluís Companys (both directions).
  • The C/ Creu Coberta-C/ Sants axis will be closed to traffic from 4.15 pm to 9.45 pm. The 52, D20 and V5 bus services will be rerouted and use C/ Numància and C/ Tarragona. The section of the H10 bus service corresponding to the section closed to traffic will not be operational.
  • C/ Gran de Gràcia will be closed to traffic from 5 pm to 9 pm. The 22, 24 and V17 bus services will use Via Augusta and C/ Riera de Cassoles. The 114 bus service will be rerouted and use Via Augusta and C/ Torrent de l’Olla.

Go to www.tmb.cat for more information.

Open Streets to fill C/ Aragó with lots of activities too!

C/ Aragó is also set to open for a few hours, becoming a place to stroll in, full of life and activities for all the family

C/ Aragó is also set to open for a few hours, as a passage to stroll along, full of life and activities for all the family. Anyone who goes along will be able to enjoy a host of recreational activities, complemented with the pleasure of being able to take a stroll along a street occupied by nearly 85,000 cars and motorbikes every day.

From 10 am to 3 pm, C/ Aragó will play host to a very diverse range of activities: environmental, construction and traditional games workshops, bike riding circuits, table tennis tables and spaces to play badminton, do activities and watch shows, a farmers’ market, and even a football match where Esquerra de l’Eixample and Dreta de l’Eixample will be pitted against each other!

There will also be plenty of music: swing, ‘batucadas’, marching bands and even a grand piano for anyone who wants to play it.

There will also be something for all those keen to discover C/ Aragó’s most iconic but often unnoticed sites: a workshop for sketching these points of interest and cycling routes with several stops at these sites along the route.

What’s more, there will be various resting and picnic sites in the middle of the street where you have a good breakfast or lunch.

Information on services:

C/ Aragó will be closed to traffic from 7 am to 5 pm.

Traffic will only be allowed to cross C/ Aragó using C/ Comte d’Urgell, C/ Villarroel, C/ Marina, C/ Lepant and C/ Padilla.

Bus services will be rerouted and the bus stops in this street will be out of service from 7 am to 5 pm:

  • The 54, 59, 63, 67, V9 and V13 bus services will be rerouted and use C/ Comte d’Urgell (upwards) and C/ Villarroel (downwards) to cross C/ Aragó.
  • The 6, 62, D50 and V23 bus services will be rerouted and use C/ Marina (upwards) and C/ Lepant (downwards).
  • The 7, 19, 22, 24, 39, 47, V15, V17 and V19 bus services will not be operating in the section closed to traffic and be divided into two parts.

Go to www.tmb.cat for more information.

Demonstration to mark International Women’s Day

The demonstration on 8 March to mark International Women’s Day will start at 5 pm, from Plaça de la Universitat, continuing along Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes up to Plaça de Tetuan, then down Passeig de Sant Joan, ending at Passeig de Lluís Companys, at the Arc de Triomf.

A stage will be put up, at the end of the route, at the Arc de Triomf, where this year’s manifesto will be read out and several music performances given.

Possible bus lines affected by the demonstration which will be diverted or have their routes restricted are: D50H12V13V15V17V1967192224394752545962 and 67.

You can consult up-to—date information on traffic disruptions from the Guàrdia Urbana [city police] Twitter account, @barcelona_gub.