Urban mobility planning in Barcelona


StreetTalk: Lessons from Spain: Urban mobility planning in Barcelona
Thursday, June 25, 7:00 - 9:00 pm by Marius Navazo, Urban Planner, Barcelona, Spain

@ LivableStreets office space, 100 Sidney Street, Central Square, Cambridge [ map... ]

free and open to the public, donation suggested beer/sodas provided compliments of Harpoon Brewery and delivered thanks to Metro Pedal Power! $5/$10 raffle tickets, chance to win $25 gift certificate to ATA Cycles.

What are the results of implementing better transit networks, traffic calming zones, and a bike sharing program? Are these measures always environmentally-friendly? Are they enough to create better places to live and enjoy? Learn about the development of urban mobility plans in Greater Barcelona and Catalonia, Spain. See how cities and towns plan for cycling, walking, transit and automobiles, and what the Catalan Government is encouraging municipalities to do.

(Photograph: a typical day on Les Rambles, Barcelona)

Marius Navazo is a geographer who has been working for the last 10 years in town and regional planning, focused on transportation and its impacts to improve cities from a social and environmental perspective. He has been working at the Catalan Government for the last 4 years, and now he is a freelancer working for different municipalities in the Barcelona area.

Article: "Bicing: Barcelona's Communal Bicycle Program Has Transformed The City" with film. "The underpinnings of the program have less to do with environmental sustainability and more to do with the flow of people. "The Bicing project is a consequence of the mobility policy of the city--its effects on traffic, and as also as sustainable element inside of the mobility of the city," Ramon Ferreiro, an official with Bicing, says. Bicing is Barcelona's way to pacify traffic, prioritize walkers and bicyclists."
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Diagrams of changing main streets in Barcelona Click here for diagram 1 external
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