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How Barcelona "superblocks" return city streets to the people

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 06, 2017 01:05 AM
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by (Lucy Wang) last modified Feb 05, 2017

An increase in pedestrian-friendly public space and the reduction of traffic are big benefits of Barcelona’s Urban Mobility Plan, but even more important is the plan’s potential in reducing premature deaths. Studies have attributed air pollution as the driving cause behind 3,500 premature deaths a year in Barcelona’s metropolitan area; the staggering number doesn’t include the injuries or deaths caused by traffic. By removing space for motorized traffic and increasing attractive alternatives—the...






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