Barcelona, Spain

The second most populous city in Spain, Barcelona is at the forefront of the EU in leading the shift to sustainable urban mobility. The city’s Urban Mobility Plan aims for a modal split of 80% sustainable modes by 2024. Part of the strategic plan towards carbon neutrality and more livable urban spaces, are Barcelona's ‘superblocks’, introduced in 2016.

Barcelona's REALLOCATE twin city: Bologna

LAB 1 - Barcelona superblocks 2.0

Location: Carrer Consell de Cent - Germanetes

Superblocks are nine-block grid areas where cars are only allowed around the perimeter and street space is transferred to pedestrian zones, cycle lanes and recreational green spaces. The aim is to implement further improved superblocks by setting speed limits to 10km/h, addressing conflicts between cyclists and pedestrians and planting 500 trees in 5km, chosen according to their cooling capacity, to increase pedestrian comfort. Local commercial stakeholders will be central actors in decision-making working towards reducing car trips through delivery micro-hubs.

LAB 2 - Increased & integrated public transport accessibility  for people with disabilities

Location: Sant Martí

Barcelona aims to expand on its experience in delivering accessibility to public transport for people with disabilities through a demand responsive travel service. The aim is to optimise the door-to-door daily routes for people with disabilities through better equipped vehicles, smart systems and associated infrastructure. The actions comprise cooperation between local authorities, public transport operators and policymakers, and the direct involvement of people with disabilities in participatory workshops.

European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe programme under grant agreement No. 101103924. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Mission Cities

REALLOCATE is a project under the CIVITAS Initiative, an EU-funded programme working to make sustainable and smart mobility a reality for all, and contributes to the goals of the EU Mission Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities.