The Superblock programme is taking a step ahead and becoming the street transformation model for the entire city, with the aim of reclaiming for citizens part of the space currently occupied by private vehicles.
The goal is to create a healthy, greener, fairer and safer public space that promotes social relations and the local economy.
Green hubs and squares
Following small-scale initiatives carried out in areas such as Poblenou, Horta and Sant Antoni, Superblocks are now taking a leap in scale and pace. Barcelona City Council has conducted a detailed analysis of the city: citizen flows and mobility, neighbourhood facilities, green spaces, building and social fabric and so on. It is through this comprehensive approach that a road hierarchy has been created enabling some streets to be freed of road traffic and the creation of a network of green hubs and squares where pedestrians have priority.
This network is helping to create a new map of the city where citizens are the central players. This new vision will first and foremost be applied in the Cerdà section and, in particular, in the Eixample district, extending the network of green hubs and squares which have already started to be created in the Sant Antoni neighbourhood. We will be turning parts of C/ Consell de Cent, C/ Rocafort, C/ Comte Borrell and C/ Girona into green hubs in the immediate future. In addition, we’ll also be creating four large squares, each around 2,000 m2 in area, at the junctions between these green hubs.