New Urban Mobility Plan for 2019-2024
The Urban Mobility Plan (UMP) sets out the lines of action governing urban mobility in the coming years. The current UMP (2013-2018) is coming to an end this year, so we are starting the process of rethinking the future plan and the main areas of action in order to improve mobility in the future.
The next Urban Mobility Plan (2019-2024) presents a new mobility model that follows the line of the current UMP (2013-2018) as regards the main milestones: increase mobility on foot, generating safe and comfortable spaces for pedestrians, and sustainable methods of mobility (by bicycle and on public transport), while reducing the use and presence of private motorised transport (cars and motorcycles), not only because of environmental pollution and the consequent health problems, but also due to the high rate of accidents and occupation of public space, as well as the harm they cause to the general public.
The 66 initiatives provided for under the current Urban Mobility Plan (UMP) for 2013-2018 are now either completed or under way, with total implementation at 53.3%. As regards completed initiatives by block, 68.4% relate to mobility on foot, 60.8% to mobility by bicycle, 42% to mobility on public transport, 69.9% to the urban distribution of goods and, finally, 46.2% to mobility in private transport.
Following the line of its predecessor, the new plan also aims to boost travel on foot, by bicycle and on public transport.
The main areas of action are:
- Safe mobility
Reducing mobility-related accident rates.
- Healthy mobility
Promoting active mobility
Reducing atmospheric pollution caused by transport
Reducing acoustic pollution caused by transport
- Sustainable mobility
Facilitating a modal shift to more sustainable modes of transport
Curbing transport energy consumption and reducing its contribution to climate change. Increasing the proportion of renewable and "clean" energy consumed
- Equitable mobility
Boosting alternative uses of public roads
Ensuring accessibility to the mobility system
Ensuring equitable mobility according to age, physical condition, gender, income and neighbourhood
Improving conditions for labour mobility and daily life
- Smart mobility:
Increasing the efficiency of transport systems
Increasing the use of shared-use vehicles
Incorporating new technologies into mobility management
Improving mobility services by introducing mobility as a service technologies
Meetings are starting to draft the new document on the basis of these initial areas of action. In order to draw up the new plan, discussion sessions have been held to gather the opinions and suggestions of different groups of stakeholders (gender-based, with the elderly, etc.), and now sessions open to the public will take place this autumn to find out public opinion on what kind of mobility we want in Barcelona.
20 September: mobility in everyday and professional life
Venue: Pati Llimona (C/ Regomir, 3)
26 September: safe mobility for everyone
Venue: Espai Calàbria (C/ Calàbria, 66)
3 October: public space and mobility
Venue: Espai Jove La Fontana (C/ Gran de Gràcia, 190-192)
10 October: technology at the service of mobility
Venue: Farinera del Clot (Gran Via Corts Catalanes, 837)
All sessions will start at 6 pm.