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.
THE MOBILITY WE WANT
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.
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.
Getting around SAFELY AND SUSTAINABLY
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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Climate emergency. The climate emergency declaration is an institutional and public commitment to adapt the city and mitigate the climate crisis.
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Climate emergency. The proposals include eliminating short flights, taxing the use of fuels which pollute the most and fostering the use of renewable energies.
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Urban planning. Access areas outside over a hundred schools will be calmed in the next three years to cut pollution and reduce accidents, creating places where people can meet.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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)