Nens i nenes jugant a una de les noves àrees habilitades davant les escoles (projecte "protegim les escoles")
Nens i nenes jugant a una de les noves àrees habilitades davant les escoles (projecte "protegim les escoles")


Barcelona aims to reclaim its neighbourhoods and streets for local residents, creating public spaces for sharing, socialising and enjoyment. To map out this future, multiple initiatives have been launched that transform public space, and exemplify a new city model.

A new city that fosters the creation of new spaces for meeting people, revitalises the local economy, and stimulates neighbourhood life, filling the city with greenery and active, sustainable mobility.

More specifically, during this term of office, Barcelona will recover one million m2 for city residents and sustainable mobility: that is 100 hectares, the equivalent of 100 Eixample city blocks, thereby reclaiming public spaces that used to be allocated to motorised traffic.





Barcelona Superblock

  • Urban-planning model

    A strategy for transforming public spaces throughout the city, under a new, healthier and fairer model that supports local relations.

Hubs and nodes

  • Civic hub

    Far removed from the images of traffic congestion associated with this street, the plan provides for its conversion into a civic hub where plants, recreational spaces and urban furniture are its central features.

  • Connection point

    Av Diagonal de Barcelona’s transformation into a central section for connecting the tramway network implies more pedestrian space and greenery. 

  • Green corridor

    Carrer de Pi i Margall

    The redevelopment plan incorporates the street into the city’s network of green corridors and joins Plaça d’en Joanic up to Ronda del Guinardó.

  • More sustainable mobility

    The redevelopment of this street will widen pavements for pedestrians, add a bicycle lane and a bus lane in the mountain-facing direction and a bus-cycle lane in the sea-facing direction.

  • Backbone

    The new arrangement reduces the space available to traffic, aims to reclaim façades and eliminates unnecessary elements on the streets on either side of the central boulevard.

  • More revitalisation

    Ciutat Vella ring roads

    Reformulating these central streets to make them friendlier and to revitalise the city centre and commercial activity. 

  • Large central space

    The Glòries Catalanes transformation provides for the area's conversion into a large central space with a metropolitan vocation and uses for city residents, as well as a public facilities hub.

  • Mobility hub

    The project will turn Plaça d’Espanya into a pedestrian interchange that connects the hubs that converge there: Creu Coberta, Reina Maria Cristina and Paral·lel.

New coastline

  • Opening the city to the sea

    The street will become a large, continuous linear park open to the sea, stretching from the Pavelló de la Mar Bella to the Fòrum.

Increased greenery

  • More than 20,000 square metres of greenery

    The park will become a green lung for Marina del Prat Vermell, a fast-growing Barcelona neighbourhood.

  • Naturalisation

    The future park is a new green space in the middle of La Bordeta, where people can see (and experience) nature as well as the industrial heritage of its old workshops.

  • A new landmark

    Development of a large, 10,000-square-metre central free space in the block bounded by Equador, Carrer Montnegre, Carrer Entença and Carrer Taquígraf Serra.

More recreational space

  • How we play

    Commitment to a policy of play in public spaces which combines urban-planning and social initiatives to advance towards a playable city.

Safe environments

  • We're protecting schools

    We’re advancing towards traffic-calming in urban spaces around schools and kindergartens, with initiatives for reducing accident rates, creating more meeting places and improving environmental quality. 

New infrastructures

  • Better drainage

    Extension and widening of this historical drainage system to increase the primary sewerage network’s capacity and reduce the risk of flooding during intense rainfall.

  • Response to climate-related challenges

    This drainage system will help to mitigate flooding problems in the lower part of Ciutat Vella and Poble-sec, to keep vehicles and pedestrians safe.

  • Inter-district connections

    A new accessible bridge that will connect the areas separated by the coastal rail track, to improve communication between the Sant Martí and Sant Andreu districts.