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. Magazine – worldurbanplanning.com
Location | Plaza de Tetuán, Barcelona, Spain .

The now famous, but at that time radical, urban planner Ildefons Cerdà designed the grid pattern in Barcelona named Eixample. The design has long straight streets, wide avenues, and octagonal square blocks with rounded corners placed in a strict grid pattern. This has given better visibility, air and is the grand hallmark of Barcelona.

Today however, pollution and noise has increased and the city is trying to reduce traffic by 21% and free up almost 60% of streets currently used by cars. The plan is to make 9 of todays blocks into one superblock for biking and walking (“citizens space”) and move the traffic between these superblocks, making fewer big roads and more space for citizens.

Is your city taking some similar measures?

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