Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Barcelona

Activists want San Francisco to consider car free zones in neighborhoods like the Tenderloin where a spate of pedestrian injuries and deaths have occurred this year.

Car-Free Zones Eyed in SF, Elsewhere

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A string of pedestrian injuries and deaths in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district has spurred city leaders to demand a ban on cars in some densely populated neighborhoods — the latest in a nascent and long-overdue move by activists nationwide to get reckless drivers off at least a tiny handful of city streets. San Francisco Supervisor […]

Will Barcelona’s “Superblocks” Proposal Work Well for Transit?

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Barcelona is making waves with plans to test a concept it’s calling “superblocks.” The idea is to create nine-block squares of “citizen spaces” — about 400 meters on each side — where cars would be limited. Unlike the widely derided superblocks of the urban renewal era, Barcelona’s would be explicitly designed to preserve the street grid for walking and biking — only motor vehicle […]