This option, therefore, helps the new city model that entails the most sustainable mobility possible to be achieved. More spaces for the public, better quality public spaces, less private vehicles, resulting in less noise and atmospheric pollution. Safer roads and full accessibility to public transport, as well as enhancing its intermodal transport system.
Having ruled out the alternative proposals that prove more expensive or fail to have sufficient social return, it reaches the conclusion that the best way to connect the current network of tramways is along a straight line through Diagonal and overground, with a reduction in private traffic associated with the removal of two private-vehicle lanes (and without causing any bottlenecks thanks to a custom-designed traffic-light sequence at 24 junctions along Diagonal between Glòries and Francesc Macià), with more space for pedestrians and cyclists and full compatibility and intermodality with the other public and private transport systems.
This is not only about connecting the current tramway network and ensuring it serves on a metropolitan, rather than a city scale, but also about opting to implement an urban model where priority is given to pedestrians, cyclists and public-transport users, to achieve a healthier and fairer city for everyone.