The "superblock" of Barcelona expands and will pass new test in the neighborhood of Sant Antoni

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The "superblock" of Barcelona expands and will pass new test in the neighborhood of Sant Antoni

31/10/2017
Barcelona
Idealista News

The project of the 'superilles' ('superblocks' in Catalan) was one of the challenges brought by the legislature of the mayor Ada Colau to Barcelona: making the streets more for pedestrians and less for cars. After its pilot test in the neighborhood of El Poblenou (Sant Martí district), now the initiative is taken to Sant Antoni (L'Eixample). It will coincide with the final phase of the works in Sant Antoni Market, in March 2018, and will occupy 26,000 mof public space.

 

If a block is a square of houses that defines the Eixample of Ildefons Cerdà, the 'superblock' is that group of pacified blocks where the protagonist is the pedestrian or the cyclist in front of the car or the motorbike. Last year, in September, they implemented the pilot test of a risky proposal in a city with as much dependence on vehicles as Barcelona. 

 

 

That's why, in a zone with little traffic that occupied 9 blocks, between Badajoz, Pallars, Llacuna and Tanger streets in Barcelona, it was obliged to circulate, at a maximum of 10 km/h and only to those for whom was strictly necessary to pass in a motorized way through those streets. 

 

Full article (in Spanish): Idealista News