Action to offset the impact of tourism in the city

Taxa turística. The boost to network bus services in summer, improvements to squares in Gràcia and the Collserola Natural Park will all be funded with money raised by the tourist tax.


The bike lane network is growing with the introduction of five new lanes

Mobility. The length of bike lanes covering the city has increased by 21% over the last two years, progressing from 116 to 141 kilometres.


Extra bus services this summer, funded by the tourist tax

Mobility. The bus service is to be beefed up this summer, especially on the lines that go to the beach and city centre and to ensure that service intervals remain between 6 and 10 minutes on work days.


The Arc de Triomf fills with music

Culture The Maria Canals Competition is putting a piano in the Diagonal station interchange and inviting everyone to play and listen.


Jean-Louis Missika: “Most of the population understands there is a very serious pollution problem in Paris”

Sustainable mobility. We talk to the Deputy Mayor of Paris about the French capital’s measures for fighting pollution.

Parc del Turó del Putxet - Maig 2015

Barcelona assesses the quality of its public areas

Public Areas. Barcelona City Council has just closed its "January-December 2016 Public Area Report", which provides data on city residents' satisfaction with public areas and their surroundings.


New measures for transparency and good governance at TMB

Transparency. Action to be taken includes cuts in directors’ salaries, a reassessment of jobs and an audit on compliance with the transparency law.


The first phase to cover the Ronda de Dalt starts in the summer

Urban planning. Work will start in July and cover the section between the Mercat de la Vall d’Hebron and the Institute de la Vall d’Hebron, in the neighbourhoods of Sant Genís dels Agudells and La Teixonera.


Barcelona commits to fighting climate change in New York

Climate change. Laura Pérez, the Barcelona City Councillor for Feminisms and LGBTI, has defended the importance of women in fighting against climate change at the Women4Climate meeting.


Bicing has been operational for 10 years

Bicing10anys Bicing is organising a story competition to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and the 10 best stories will win a free one-year subscription.