Barcelona is committed to a model of safe, sustainable, equitable and efficient mobility that favours a more central role for non-polluting forms of transport. This includes increasing the use of bicycles as a regular means of urban transport.
Bicycles are an alternative way of getting round the city and the most efficient means of transport in terms of energy (the energy required for transporting one person). They are more practical, healthier and more sustainable because they produce no exhaust fumes, make no noise, do not consume petroleum derivatives and help to reclaim the streets as communal living spaces, as well as improving the quality of our lives.
For all of these reasons, Barcelona City Council wants to encourage cycling in the city through its Strategic Bicycle Measure (2015) (>). This envisages expanding and improving cycling infrastructures in Catalonia's capital, by adopting measures that will ensure safer travel and by taking action to minimise conflicts with other road users, whether they be pedestrians or other wheeled vehicles.
We encourage you to use a bicycle as your regular means of transport because we will gain in terms of health, environmental quality and a safer, more sustainable city. But we ask you to be careful, to avoid accidents (to yourself and others). All of us will be better off, cyclists and non-cyclists, because it will make the city a more human place and improve social interaction.