Photo credits: Ajuntament Barcelona.

SUPERBLOCKS

size

location

type

Period of time

Stakeholders

Description

Purpose

IMPACTS

Mobility-related effects

Urban functions

Social

Economic

Environmental

200 000 m2

Poblenou, Barcelona

Re-Purposing entire streets

Permanent
Local/Regional administration, Citizens/Community, City planners, Other

Creation of a superblock of 200 000 sqm.
Streets were reshaped reducing the lanes for cars, painting areas for promoting the neighbors gathering and physical activity , trees were planted and pedestrian space was increased from traffic lanes.

Enhance urban space close to city center and to give more priority pedestrians. 

Accessibility (facility to reach the place)
More people walking

More people cycling

Parking reduction

Speed reduction 

Safer streets

Decreased car use

Higher sojourn quality

The street use changed (new activities)

New space for interaction

Sales increased 

More greenery

Noise decreased

Contact

Superblock Poblenou after the implementation
Superblock Poblenou after the implementation

Superblock Poblenou after the implementation
Superblock Poblenou after the implementation

Superblock Poblenou after the implementation
Superblock Poblenou after the implementation

Superblock Poblenou after the implementation
Superblock Poblenou after the implementation

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Photo credits: Ajuntament Barcelona.