The Low emissions zone in Barcelona

The Low Emission Zone (LEZ, ZBE in the local languages) comes into force on 1 January 2020 Find out about this atmosphere-protected area which includes all the city between the ring roads and fosters a more sustainable form of mobility for a healthier city.

Watch where you go on your electric scooter

An electric scooter is not a toy. You need to abide by the rules for these types of vehicle, as well as the city's general traffic regulations. Remember that scooters, electric unicycles, electric hoverboards and the like are not allowed to ride along pavements.

Get about safely on your motorbike wherever you go

Motorbikes account for 25% of journeys made by private vehicles in Barcelona and 7% of overall mobility in the city. They make up a particularly vulnerable group, alongside pedestrians, given their high accident rates. We are working to improve their safety through a variety of initiatives.

Over 200 kilometres of cyclable networks

Since the beginning of 2018, 22 new cycle lanes have been opened and 13 more are expected to be open in the next few months. The new lanes are designed to consolidate the use of bikes as a safe, sustainable means of transport.

Getting there Find out the best options for getting round on public transport


We are working towards a city for people that is friendly and welcoming A city to live in and enjoy a better quality of life.

Priority: Pedestrians

A friendly, warm, Mediterranean city that you can stroll around and enjoy: Barcelona

A collective commitment to a quality public space with less pollution for everyone. An open, welcoming Barcelona where you can get round on foot, take a stroll, play in the street and talk to and meet people better. A meeting space that makes us feel like we are at home.


For safe, sustainable, efficient journeys. Connecting people, connecting neighbourhoods.

A city of 101.3 km2 where everything is within reach of everyone. Barcelona has a cycling network, a public transport system and a grid of streets which are increasingly prioritising pedestrians, guaranteeing mobility for everyone to enjoy the city to the full.


A dynamic, diverse Barcelona open to the world where people can get around the whole city easily and efficiently.

Focusing on protecting pedestrians and easing the co-existence of different uses. On foot, by bicycle and on public transport. The best options to travel the streets safely and sustainably. Equitable mobility within everyone’s reach. Smart and respectful to the environment and people. 


Barcelona is heading towards fume-free sustainable mobility. 

The world’s big cities must reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of the fight against climate change. Because we cannot let the way we get around affect the future of the planet or the generations to come. For the right to get around. For the right to a healthy city.

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Smart City Expo World Congress

Barcelona explains its commitment to the livening up of urban spaces at the Smart City Expo World Congress

19/11/2019 - 11:27

Smart City. From 19 to 21 November, Barcelona City Council will take part in the Smart City Expo World Congress to present some of the city’s mobility and sustainability projects and initiatives.

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New road safety plan to cut the number of accident victims by 20%

18/11/2019 - 16:28

Safety and prevention. Twenty people die in road accidents every year on average, the most common cases being pedestrians or motorcyclists getting run over.

The Low Emissions Zone and six more recommendations to improve urban air quality

18/11/2019 - 12:49

Environment and Sustainability. This Saturday, a round table on the Barcelona Low Emissions Zone and other air quality improvement measures was held at the Centre for Research and Development.

Low emissions zone: everything you need to know

14/11/2019 - 17:25

Pollution. A campaign gets under way with information about the low emissions zone, which comes into force on 1 January 2020.

The electric mobility strategy in Barcelona

The electric mobility strategy aims to increase the number of electric vehicles used by municipal services and public transport, as well as incentivising their private use.

Join the Climate Plan

Climate change is a reality and it is caused by humans. There is already proof of its impact and we have to take steps to counter it. What can you do to help?

Electric wheels, platforms and scooters

Barcelona has a regulation for personal mobility vehicles (PMV) and cycles with more than two wheels, in order to solve the problems of coexistence in the public space.

The pavements for pedestrians

Take a look at the parking regulation for motorcycles and mopeds in the streets of Barcelona Thank you for parking in the designated spaces!

What is the low emission zone?

An area of more than 95 km2 has been established (Barcelona and the municipalities surrounding the ring roads or ‘rondas’) where it is planned to progressively restrict the circulation of pollutant vehicles.

Basic Mobility Data 2016

In this document, you can consult the evolution and characteristics of mobility in the city of Barcelona during 2016.

The cyclist network continues to grow

You can see the map of the bicycle lane network, both implemented and in progress, as well as the cycle routes in Barcelona (last updated: September 2018)

Welcome to la Marina, L10!

La Marina has had a metro since 8 September! Two of the five stations of the new L10 South line are now operating. Foc and Foneria.