Green light for the project to transform Ronda Sant AntoniMore green spaces, rest areas, play areas and sustainable mobility. The transformation of Ronda Sant Antoni is taking shape with the Government Commission giving initial approval for the final project to revamp the section between the streets of Comte d'Urgell and Floridablanca.
The project seeks to turn the street into a space full of life, in keeping with the Barcelona Superblock model, and promote public use, neighbourhood life and local commerce.
The future Ronda Sant Antoni will be a pedestrian-friendly area, with asphalt and cars set to disappear and be replaced by continuous natural stone paving.
A new square free of traffic will also be created between the streets of Villaroel and Floridablanca, with access only allowed for service vehicles and emergency vehicles via side lanes.
This section will free up the loading and unloading spaces initially planned, which will now be located at the sides of the square, by Villarroel and Floridablanca. The new wholly street-calmed area will combine parterres, greenery, play areas and granite-sand paving. It will connect with Plaça Pes de la Palla, which will be renewed to improve public space and include a super play area and more greenery.
Boost to public transport
The proposal ensures a good public transport connections in the area. Mobility by bike will be consolidated with cyclists able to circulate in the entire area, maintaining pedestrian priority.
In all, the project includes over 1,000 square metres of urban greenery and 150 trees, 46 of them new. It also entails street-calming measures in the green street of C/ Tamarit, to connect the new Ronda Sant Antoni with the Sant Antoni superblock.
Between Ronda Sant Antoni and C/ Tamarit there are currently 15,262 square metres of street-calmed space. With this transformation that figure will reach 16,300 square metres, a gain of over 1,000 square metres.
Following the initial approval for the final project, the next step will be final approval and the awarding of work in July to get under way at the end of the summer. Work should last ten months and involves an investment of 11.3 million euros.