Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility | Barcelona City Council
  • La Model opens up to the city Go to content

    On 21 January, the courtyard of the entrance to La Model is opened and the program of free visits begins at the facilities of the prison.
  • Low Emission Zone Go to content

    An area measuring over 95 km2 that includes Barcelona and the municipalities around the city's ring roads. It is planned to progressively restrict the circulation of the most polluting vehicles within this area, from 1 December 2017 onwards.
  • Barcelona for Climate Go to content

    Climate change is a reality and is being caused by mankind. We already have evidence of its impact and need to act to address it. According to this, Barcelona works in different areas to tackle it.
  • Barcelona Cycle Lane Map Go to content

    Map of the existing bike lanes, bike lanes under construction, and cyclable lanes (September 2017)

Tools and Resources

Urban Planning

Would you like to localize on the map the works that are carried out in Barcelona? In this website you'll be able to find them by ubication or kind of work.

Technical Prescriptions for Public Space

Check technical documentation that describe prescriptions for different kind of works within the city.

Main Projects

The constructed city has become a large metropolitan area with the same needs for territorial cohesion and environmental sustainability as Europe's major cities. At the same time, the importance of neighbourhoods in this new reality makes it crucial for us to act decisively if we are to avoid territorial divides, ensure the same opportunities in all parts of the city and create an indispensable local space for social involvement and the generation of environments that promote public health and well-being.

Electronic submission of Building Permits

Ajuntament de Barcelona has launched a new way of handling building permits and cases making it possible to manage electronically all applications. This is possible thanks to the deployment of an electronic file for building permits. A digital certificate is required, as well as the project and the technical documentation of the works in electronic form.

Procedures and Activities Census

En aquest apartat trobareu tots els tràmits associats a la implantació de noves activitats així com els tràmits relacionats amb els expedients d’activitats ja existents que l'Ajuntament posa al vostre abast al Portal de Tràmits, així com la consulta del cens d'allotjaments turístics i el cens de reserva.

Licensing Procedures

In this section you will find all the steps of licensing procedures. The city council gives you access to the Procedures Website  to complete all the necessary procedure online. However, some of these steps and procedures, need to be done in person. All the necessary information is available on the links.

Bicycle lane network

Barcelona City Council aims to provide 308 km of cycle lanes by 2018, which would mean an increase of 165% on the figure quoted in the 2015 Strategic Bicycle Measure (a network of 116 kilometres). 

Connected Tramway

The Overground Tramway along Avinguda Diagonal with reserved platform is the most positively valued option in regard to the three proposed alternatives, which were all analysed under the same methodology. 

Connected City

Mobility models directly determine the resulting urban spaces: a city designed for the people or for private motor vehicles. Barcelona is making a collective commitment to move towards a mobility model that city residents have been calling for: having more quality urban space available, less pollution and more accessibility based on four cornerstones.

Check Vehicle Restrictions

Introduce la matrícula para saber el potencial contaminante, según la clasificación de la DGT, y las restricciones municipales en las medidas contra la contaminación ambiental.

Parks and Gardens

The city’s parks and gardens turn it into place to live in and are also areas for meeting and interaction, leisure and relaxation. Check out the list of Barcelona’s parks and gardens and enjoy nature without leaving the city.

Bathing and beaches

Find out about Barcelona’s various beaches, where they are, the facilities and services they offer, and any other information you need to choose the most suitable one.

Urban Tree's Browser

In the streets of Barcelona there are over 150 species and tree cultivars. Each one of them provides different colours, fragrances and foliages identity and contributes to our streets identity while improving environmental conditions. It's not easy to choose a tree for our gardens, parks and streets since we have to bear in mind not only the characteristics of species, but also the growing environment in order to meet the key principal regarding the suitable tree for the right place.

Garden Pests and Diseases Management

The City Council indicates through signposts the vegetation which is being treated for pest control according to the provisions of the current legislation from Royal Decree 1311/2012 and Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament, which establishes as mandatory to indicate phytosanitary treatments in vegetation located on roads.

Check here the treatments for the city vegetation (per month/districts).

Waste Browser

The Waste Browser is a tool which helps to identify the destination of each type of household waste, which results in managing waste correctly and improving the environment.

Green Points Network

Green Points are used to get rid of waste can’t be thrown into street containers. By using this service we contribute to improve the recycling process and help preserving the environment.

Household waste collection

Barcelona has an extensive municipal service for the daily collection of household and commercial waste to provide waste collection to citizens and ensure a clean and healthy public space.

Strategic noise map

The Noise Map shows on a plan noise levels for street sections. Therefore, it is a tool that lets you know the status of the city noise.

Lost Animals Browser

El CAACB gestiona el servicio de rescate de animales de compañía perdidos y facilita su recuperación a los propietarios. Con este buscador se puede ajustar la búsqueda de su animal extraviado. Asimismo, para estar más seguros, también puede comunicarse telefónicamente con el centro. Recuerde que la identificación del animal con el microchip o la chapa facilita su recuperación.

Animals for Adoption Browser

La especie, la raza y el sexo son aspectos muy importantes a la hora de escoger un animal de compañía. Con el buscador del CAACB se puede ajustar la elección y hacer la reserva del animal hasta que se concreta la adopción en el centro. Cuando se adopta un animal de compañía, se tiene un amigo fiel que permite disfrutar de beneficios físicos y emocionales, pero también hay que hacerse responsables de atender sus necesidades. 

Energy Calculator

Energy calculator: do you know how much energy you use at home? The energy calculator is a tool that enables you to find out how much energy you are using and which of your appliances are consuming the most energy.