More pedestrian space at the Hostafrancs superblock

18/07/2021 - 10:07

Urban planning. Work gets under way to prioritise pedestrians in C/ Rector Triadó and C/ Torre d’en Damians.

Work gets under way on Monday, 19 July, to prioritise pedestrians in C/ Rector Triadó and C/ Torre d’en Damians, between C/ Consell de Cent and C/ Creu Coberta. The work will eliminate the pavements and add curbless paving so that people on foot can use all the space there.

Work will be carried out simultaneously in the two streets and take four months. Priority will be given to the area around the Escola Joan Pelegrí, with signage to make the access and exit of schoolchildren more visible and to impose a 30 km/h speed limit. The project will also be used to shift high-voltage power lines below ground, improve the sewerage system and install new street furniture.

The work in C/ Rector Triadó will do away with a line of parking spaces to create more space for pedestrians, gaining additional surface space of around 1,095 square metres. Trees in poor condition are to be withdrawn to ensure the maintenance of those in good condition. In C/ Torre d’en Damians, the work will get rid of the current motorcycle parking spaces, freeing up around 678 square metres for pedestrians to enjoy.

Pedestrian access to all homes will be guaranteed while the work lasts, as will access to shops and the school. Occasional disruptions are expected in C/ Consell de Cent and C/ Creu Coberta, but the circulation of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles will be possible at all times.