APPROXIMATE WORK SCHEDULE
The work started on August 2022 and will finish this July 2023.
Barcelona Superblock has become a model for transforming streets across the city in order to recover part of the space currently occupied by private vehicles for use by citizens. The goal is to gain a healthy public space —greener, fairer and safer— that favours social relationships and the local economy.
That is why parts of the following streets will be transformed into green hubs: Consell de Cent, Rocafort, Comte Borrell and Girona. Furthermore, four large squares, each occupying around 2,000 square metres, will be created at the junctions between these green hubs (between Consell de Cent and Rocafort, and between Comte Borrell, Enric Granados and Girona).
Pedestrians have preference
THE NEW MOBILITY IN THE GREEN HUBS
PEDESTRIANS. The green hubs and squares in the Eixample district are designed for people and for living. Pedestrians have preference.
BICYCLES. Bicycles will be able to travel through the green hubs in both directions, alongside pedestrians and other vehicles.
LOADING AND UNLOADING. Goods can be loaded and unloaded in the green hubs during regulated hours. Designated loading and unloading areas will also be in place on perpendicular streets. Further information.
GARAGE ENTRANCES AND CAR PARKS. Access is guaranteed.
PRIVATE VEHICLES. Private vehicles can reach any location in green hubs, travelling at 10 kph, and respecting the priority of pedestrians. From November 18 2022, roadway traffic in Consell de Cent, Rocafort, Comte Borrell and Girona will be discontinuous. This means that, in most cases, it will not be possible to drive through the future green hubs in a straight line. Vehicles will have to turn at each block (except for service and emergency vehicles and bicycles). In this way, Carrer de Consell de Cent will no longer be a roadway for crossing the Eixample from one end to the other.
The following map provides detailed information about the turns that will be introduced in the green hubs.
New Urban Goods Distribution (UGD) System
How will loading and unloading work?
The new Urban Goods Distribution (UGD) System in Eixample’s green hubs is similar to the one already operating with good results in the Sant Antoni Superblock. All commercial vehicles will now be able to load and unload in their own area in green hubs (not in one of the chamfered corners) and in a straight line (that is, forming a single line at the side of the road, leaving enough space for all the other cars to continue driving past). In addition, they will only be able to operate during this timetable:
- Mondays to Fridays, from 9.30 am to 4 pm.
- For a maximum of 30 minutes.
- The operation must be validated in the SPRO app.
Outside these hours, retailers’ suppliers will be able to use the UGD area places in the streets around the green hubs, which operate within the general 8 am-to-8 pm timetable, or they may distribute their goods on bicycles, on loading cycles or on foot.