Superblocks in Barcelona

Design, Sustainable Travel

Making city streets pedestrian-friendly

While conducting a noise study in 1987, Salvador Rueda, director of the Urban Ecology Agency of Barcelona, assessed that traffic routinely exceeded the 65-decibel noise limit. “To reduce noise to acceptable levels, select streets must be residential,” he says.

Thirty years on, Rueda’s findings have morphed into an ambitious Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan that, in addition to reducing noise pollution, aims to reduce traffic accidents and air pollution.  Hemispheres Inflight Magazine  Read full article