Location
Spain

Summary: In 2023, Barcelona witnessed a remarkable surge in sustainable transportation, with 80.1% of journeys made on foot, bike, e-scooter or public transport. This milestone was celebrated during the recent Mobility Agreement meeting, and a new mobility data website was introduced to promote transparency.

Key Highlights:

  • In 2023, 80.1% of trips in Barcelona were sustainable trips. 
  • Public transport usage increased by 18%, reaching 2.9 million trips. 
  • Walking increased by 2%, cycling and e-scooters by 7%.
  • Deputy Mayor Bonet's optimism about sustainability.
  • Public space allocation for mobility was detailed: 50.5% pedestrian space, 2.6% for bicycles, and 3.8% for public transport.
  • A new Urban Mobility Plan for 2025-2030 is in progress, focusing on safety, public transport, and reducing car dependence.
  • While mobility improved, serious traffic incidents increased by 30.8% in 2023, with measures to improve safety, including mandatory helmets for e-scooters from April 2024.

Source of information: https://cities-today.com/barcelona-reports-record-number-of-sustainable-trips/ (Published 24 January 2024).