Measures to adapt public spaces during the health emergency caused by Covid-19
For this reason, Barcelona City Council promoted a series of measures to transform the city's public spaces, with the aim of making Barcelona a healthier, more human place, where distances are shorter. Some of these measures have been maintained, with the aim of improving peaceful coexistence and road safety.
The government measure “A new sustainable mobility in a new public space” was approved, with the aim of favouring safe, sustainable and efficient mobility, on foot, by public transport and by bicycle.
At the same time, a series of initiatives in public spaces was promoted, so that journeys within the city could be made as safe as possible, in order to protect people's health and use non-polluting means of transport.
This range of initiatives included the widening of pavements, improvements to bus lanes, new bicycle corridors and traffic restrictions on 34 secondary roads. At the same time, all the city's public transport was adapted in order to comply with protocols for disinfection and crowd control, in accordance with the preventative measures.