Barcelona Wants to Turn 60% of its Streets into Pedestrian-Friendly Spaces

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Barcelona Wants to Turn 60% of its Streets into Pedestrian-Friendly Spaces

23/05/2016
Curbed.com

Bye bye cars, hello public space, parks, and a healthier city

 

In an effort to dramatically reduce air pollution and expand the city's public green space, Barcelona is planning to close 60 percent of its urban streets to public traffic, dramatically redesigning the Spanish metropolis.

Inspired by a 1987 traffic noise-reduction plan calling for the creation of "superblocks," Barcelona plans to create a series of mini-neighborhoods of about nine city blocks each. The streets within these superblocks will be closed to public traffic, limiting cars and trucks to just the streets bordering each mini-neighborhood.

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