Barcelona Metropolitan Region adopts its 2012 Mobility Master Plan (pdM)
The pdM has been developed by ATM and approved in July 2007. Based on an integrated approach, it covers passenger and freight transport and aims at guaranteeing a high level of accessibility while reducing the environmental impacts of public transport.
According to the pdM, the following targets must be attained by 2012:
- evolution of modal split so that sustainable transport means support 2/3 of the total mobility in the region,
- increase of total share of public transport by 5 points percentage by deriving trips from private cars to public transport,
- decrease of energy consumption per inhabitant linked to transport activities by more than 7.5 %,
- decrease of CO2 emissions by 20,5% and of pollutant particles(PM10) by 48%,
- decrease of casualties which should be 25% below the 2005 level.
The pdM draws 90 actions, and in particular:
- to reduce urban sprawl by modifying some regulatory frameworks,
- to increase public transport patronage by 30% and to reduce car mobility by 13%, improving bus efficiency with dedicated bus lanes and priority traffic lights and enhancing car sharing and car pooling,
- to foster walking and bicycle use by building 150 Km of regional bicycle lanes,
- to curb emissions by promoting cleaner vehicles, reducing fossil fuel consumption and reducing the average maximum speed on metropolitan motorways.
A wide consultation process was conducted of over 150 institutions and around 300 other stakeholders to ensure interests at large were taken into account.
Updated : November 26, 2007