Barcelona, Spain

Represented by: Oscar Mauricio Chamat Nuñez, Coordinador implantación segunda fase carriles bici en Barcelona

Bicycle lanes network – Barcelona Town Hall Initiative

The extension of the cycling infrastructure is one of the main objectives that will allow the implementation of the measures of the Urban Mobility Plan (2013-2018). The aim of the Barcelona City Council is to reach the 308 kilometers of bike lane at the end of the mandate, which means an increase of 165% with respect to the starting point of the Bike Strategy measurement for 2015 (starting from the a plot of 116 kilometers). In this way, 95% of the city’s population will have at least one bike lane 300 meters away from their home. For this reason, it is planned to carry out about 130 performances in streets and locations to achieve the total deployment of the cycle lanes network. In most of the points, new cycle lanes are set up, although in some areas, what will be done will be improvements or actions to signal bicycle streets (zones 30) or bicycle itineraries. Some of the projects that are being reviewed are already underway or in process, while others have not yet started. This is an initial proposal that will be defined according to the real needs of the network or connectivity, among others. To carry it out, a new cycle path design manual has been developed, with the aim of improving the safety of cyclists, reducing pedestrian conflicts, improving the connectivity of the new cycle lanes, signaling, regulation, design and all related aspects. Deployment of the bike lanes network In the framework of the Measurement of the strategy of the bicycle, the construction or prolongation of several cycle lanes is foreseen. Check the map of the current situation (July 2017) of the bike lanes, implanted and under construction, and the cycle routes.