Walking is the most sustainable and universal mean of transportation. Walking improves health, mood and social interactions.
Barcelona is one of the most walkable cities in the world, however not all streets provide the same conditions or services.
The aim of this tool is to encourage walking through the city with a system of walking routes using several factors that affect walkability.
How it works:
Select the relative importance (low, medium or high) of:
Selecting “low” for all values will return the shortest path.
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The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
Walking is the most sustainable mean of transportation. It is good for your health (body and mind), it increases and strengthen social interactions and is also good for the planet.
We hope this tool can encourage walking through the city since switching from any other mean of transportation, especially fuel powered, will reduce emissions and can have a huge impact in sustainable development.
The Sustainable Development Goals included in this work are highlighted.
All data used in this map comes from open datasets.
From Barcelona's City Hall Open Data Service:
NDVI, Zone trees, Noise maps by street section from Strategic Noise Map of the city of Barcelona and Air quality from Air quality immission maps of the city of Barcelona are used in Green route modeling.
The pedestrian network has been built using sidewalks and pedestrian crossings from Carto BCN.
Map tiles made by Barcelona Regional.