Proposal for the Implementation of Superblocks. Les Corts District of Barcelona

Pilot Superblock

The Sustainable Mobility Plan of Barcelona incorporates Superblocks as an aspect of planning which pertains both to mobility networks as well as public space. This study presents a proposal for the implementation of Superblocks in Les Corts District. The scope of the study looks at the neighbourhoods of Maternitat-Sant Ramon and Les Corts, as well as part of the neighbourhood of Pedralbes (university campus).

 

The proposal is organized into three phases of implementation. The first phase’s objective is vehicular traffic calming and prioritizing bicycle use on the interior streets of the Superblock (called "intervías", or inner streets). The second phase is characterized by giving maximum priority to the pedestrian, thanks to the installation of systems of both street-access regulation and vehicle speed regulation within these inner streets. The third phase incorporates a combination of other urban transformation activities.

 

In each of the phases, proposals for the adaptation of the new orthogonal bus and bicycle networks and the organization of urban distribution and parking are presented. Superblock 04L (Travessera de Les Corts / Numancia / Av. Madrid / Galileo) is proposed as the pilot Superblock, whose most relevant action is the strengthening of the green urban corridor (Collserola-Montjuïc) via the streets of Marquès de Sentmenat and Joan Güell.

In each of the phases, proposals for the adaptation of the new orthogonal bus and bicycle networks and the organization of urban distribution and parking are presented

Proposal for the Implementation of Superblocks. Les Corts District of Barcelona

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BCNecologia team:

Salvador Rueda (Direction)

Cynthia Echave (Coordination)

Jordi Abadal

David Andrés Argomedo

Berta Cormenzana

Cristina Cosma

Cristian Gessell

Elisabet López

Moisès Morató

Xavier Pont

Norma Rey

Ferran Sanchís

Annabel Subías

Mercedes Vidal

Marta Vila

Verónica Villalba

 
Field work:

Jongdal Albert

Carolina Benito

Maura Cueva

Jesús Pla

Irene Velázquez

Montserrat Luque

 

Barcelona City Council team:

Vicente Guallart (Direction)

Josep García (Coordination)

Alberto Bassas (Coordination)

Pere Camps (Coordination)

Raúl del Toro

Jordi Raboso

Ana Montesinos

Manel Punsoda