Barcelona's massive new 'super blocks' will ban cars


Barcelona's massive new 'super blocks' will ban cars

Tech Insider

Starting in 2017, most cars will no longer be welcome in downtown Barcelona.


The city plans to create "super blocks" that combine 12 city blocks together into pedestrian-friendly mini grids. Car traffic will be exiled from up to 120 intersections, with drivers forced to go around the outside.


On the designated blocks, pedestrians and cyclists will have priority - the only cars allowed will be those belonging to local residents, who will need to drive at slow speeds. In the plan's diagram below, non-residents' cars are restricted to the black lines.


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