Barcelona: IntegratedPublicTransport by Ann Keih

18 Nov

Ann Keih was in Barcelona and sent us a post card. See what she saw.

Tree-lined pedestrian path in Barcelona. Trees are very important along Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) infrastructure. Photo Credit - Ann Keih

Tree-lined pedestrian-cycle path in Barcelona. Trees are very important along Non-Motorized Transport (NMT) infrastructure. Photo Credit – Ann Keih

 

A complete street in Barcelona - note the tram tracks in the foreground , alongside a car - bus lane. Photo Credit - Ann Keih

A complete street in Barcelona – note the light rail/tram tracks in the foreground , alongside a car – bus lane. Photo Credit – Ann Keih

 

An integrated street in down town Barcelona. Photo Credit - Ann Keih

An integrated street in down town Barcelona. Photo Credit – Ann Keih

 

Close tree-cover along a shared path in Barcelona. Photo Credit - Ann Keih

Close tree-cover along a shared path in Barcelona. Sections of tree-linned soft surface allow rain water to sink down into the earth, rather than run-off. This reduces stress on the surface drainage and prevents/controls flooding. Photo Credit – Ann Keih

 

A pedestrian-cyclist path with bus stop by-pass and tree-cover. Photo Credit - Ann Keih

A pedestrian-cyclist path with bus stop by-pass and tree-cover. Note the tree planters that have no raised edges that impede pedestrian traffic along sidewalks. Photo Credit – Ann Keih

 

Streets stay neat and tidy with trash tips to separate garbage at collection points. Photo Credit - Ann Keih

Streets stay neat and tidy with trash tips to separate garbage at collection points. Photo Credit – Ann Keih

 

A properly marked cycle crossing that gives priority to cyclists. Decongesting by design. Photo Credit - Ann Keih

A properly marked cycle crossing that gives priority to cyclists. The bollards on the corner force motorists to slow down by taking a right-angled turn. Decongesting by design. Photo Credit – Ann Keih

 

A bicycle share docking station in Barcelona. Photo Credit - Ann Keih

A bicycle share docking station in Barcelona. While numerous trees keep cyclists cool on hot days as they trundle along. Photo Credit – Ann Keih

 

 

 

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