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Improving Air Quality

Infrastructure Master Plan

Mobility data 2007

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Barcelona

Improving air quality in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area

The 80 km/h speed limit has led to an estimated 11% reduction in the two road pollutants

Air-quality data released by the Catalan Department of the Environment and Housing indicate that pollution levels in the Barcelona area fell in 2008, compared to the previous year.

The municipalities in the area have been applying the Action Plan For Improving Air Quality, as decreed by the Generalitat (Autonomous Government of Catalonia) in July 2007, to reduce pollution caused by Nitrogen Oxide (NO²) and suspended particles under ten micrometers (PM10) in the air we breathe.

Very close to European limits

In the 16 municipalities that make up the first ring of the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, PM10 air quality levels have improved by 13% and NO² levels by 6% on average in 2008, compared to 2007.

The latest pollution data are close to the air-quality levels established by the European Union to protect health and the environment.

The 80 km/h speed limit has led to an estimated 11% reduction in the two road pollutants. In addition, annual fuel consumption is down by 30,000 tonnes thanks to less traffic congestion and lower petrol and diesel consumption.

Due to efforts to promote goods transport by rail, the Barcelona Port area has seen an annual reduction of 3.5 tonnes of NO² and 3.6 tonnes of PM10.

Infrastructure Master Plan 2001 - 2010

The Infrastructure Master Plan 2001-2010 (PDI) comprises all the activities in public transport infrastructure for the ten-year period of 2001-2010 in the Barcelona metropolitan region, regardless of the Administration in charge and the operator running the service. The PDI has the following features:

  • Integral: Includes all the infrastructure-specific activities in TPC in its area of influence, regardless of the Administration in charge and the operator running the service.
  • Revisable: with a yearly report on the degree of compliance, and a three- or tour-yearly revision.
  • With reporting and information and participation from the administrations, operators and users via their representatives.
Main activities:
  • Network extension programme.
  • Changeover Programme.
  • Modernisation and improvement programme.
  • Activities in the state railway network.

 

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Transports Metropolitan de Barcelona

Metropolitan Public Transport System

 

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