THE FUTURE IS ALREADY HERE
We are transforming Via Laietana into an avenue that gives priority to pedestrians and sustainable mobility: it will be a greener street, with more space for people to stroll along and which opts for local commerce.
The transformation work on Les Glòries is closely linked to the development of the work on the tramway, the opening of the underground road tunnels, which are already in operation, and the tactical redevelopment of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, from Plaça de les Glòries to, roughly, the Rambla del Poblenou.
The aim is to reclaim this space as a place for walking and enjoying, where the blue economy is the star attraction.
Pi i Margall
This street will be transformed into a green hub connecting Parc de la Ciutadella to Collserola.
Green hubs, squares and superblocks in Barcelona
Barcelona Superblock has become the transformation model for the entire city’s streets, for achieving a fairer and safer healthy public space with more greenery.
The cyclable network is set to grow with a further 32.6 kilometres of bike lanes by 2023 and improvements to existing lanes to make journeys safer and more sustainable.
We're protecting schools
We are advancing towards traffic-calming in urban spaces around schools and nurseries, to reduce accident rates, create more meeting places and improve environmental quality.
The aim behind reclaiming the Rambla as a city hub is to revive neighbourhood life and economic activity. The priority is to promote its commercial diversification, boost its housing, foster its cultural activities and remodel the area, to encourage people to take strolls and meet up there.
Diagonal - Tramway
The first stage of the connection to Diagonal will extend the tramway from Les Glòries to C/ Girona. The initiative will also affect Plaça de les Glòries, where a large interchange is to be built between the tramway and various urban and intercity bus lines and the metro.
Av Meridiana acts as a true urban motorway used by thousands of cars every day. The goal is to make this avenue more people friendly, with more greenery and meeting spaces.
The strategy to regenerate manufacturing networks along the right bank of the Besòs river addresses the challenges of turning the historically isolated industrial estates there into an extension of the urban layout.
Sants station and its surroundings
A benchmark space for mobility and the urban planning of the future: sustainable, integrated into the new urban model, geared towards city residents and fully connected to the neighbourhood.
All urban planning safeguards the right of children to play in public spaces. The aim in Barcelona’s more than 900 play areas is for the whole city to be playable.
NEW CITY MODEL
BARCELONA SUPERBLOCK, AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE WORLD’S GREAT URBAN TRANSFORMATIONS
Barcelona Superblock is transforming the city into a space where everyone can have a better life. A city with wide pavements, more plants and more spaces for meeting up and playing in. Cities that boost local businesses and prioritise cycling and public transport. An urban model that puts prioritises people above everything else.
A city prepared to take on climate change, with cleaner air and less noise. A city where talent and big investments in technology are welcome, as they help us to improve the environment.
A city prepared for 2030 and where the future is already present.
RECLAIMING AND EXTENDING PUBLIC SPACES
We are working on urban transformation for better living; gaining a million square metres of space for people, making the city a greener and healthier environment with less noise and pollution, calming traffic and protecting schools, with streets and squares for meeting up and living our lives in.
MORE PUBLIC TRANSPORT, LESS POLLUTION. HEALTHIER
A city with clean air, more and better connected, where priority is given to sustainable public transport, with exclusive lanes for buses, doubling the number of cycling-network km and promoting key infrastructures, such as tramway connections through Diagonal. A city with a metropolitan and healthy approach.
AN ECONOMICALLY MORE COMPETITIVE CITY
We champion the local economy, which protects shops we’ve known all our lives, while regenerating industrial fabrics, integrating them into the city and turning them into talent and innovation magnets, incentivising an economic model that creates quality jobs and brings added value to neighbourhoods.
GREEN HUBS, SQUARES, PARKS FOR A GREENER CITY
The amount of greenery is multiplying everywhere: more than 40 new hectares of vegetation are being gained, making 1 out of every 3 of the city’s streets green, with new species of trees and shrubs. Climate shelters are being created to help people deal with increasingly extreme temperatures.
WE CAN NOW ENJOY…
traffic-calmed school environments
children’s play areas
km of cycle lanes
of the city has a speed limit of 30 km/h
THE FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR THE CITY
BARCELONA SUPERBLOCK GOVERNMENT MEASURE
Regenerating the city is to re-make it, to adapt it to the current context and today's challenges. We present a government measure that features initiatives for re-making and re-planning the city, with the goal of making it a more habitable place, where everybody can live their lives to the full without the city losing its character and identity.
04/05/2023 - 15:41 h Work tendered for the new green avenue in Gran Via in Sant Martí
The definitive revamp of the area of 70,000 square metres starts in 2024.
28/04/2023 - 12:45 h Urban planning and infrastructures Europan 17 chooses regeneration projects for El Besòs i el Maresme
Europan 17, the architecture contest aimed at young professionals, gets under way. In Barcelona’s case, the search is on for urban regeneration projects for El Besòs i el Maresme.
19/04/2023 - 12:53 h Administrative steps completed to renew more sections of Via Laietana and Av. Meridiana
Definitive approval at the commission stage for the two final projects to continue the current remodelling project during the next term of office.
18/04/2023 - 12:31 h Subsidies for heritage work, party walls and green rooftops
Iconic commercial establishments and privately owned listed buildings are included.