Bike accessibility to the airport

Project information

Index: 1288R4
Acronym:D-AIR
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location ESPAÑA ESTE El Prat de Llobregat Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: July 2013
End: N/A

Topic of the practice

Reduction of CO2 emissions through a good connection using bike as a way to go to/from the airport; the fastest, soft mobility system.

Good Practice Information

The practice comprises the construction of a bike lane of 3 km, connecting the city with the terminal, the cargo area and the industrial area of the airport. This action had the objective to offer this means of transport to a large number of workers living around the airport. This project is part of a larger project to promote sustainable mobility and is part of the program "work by bike" with the
objective to connect all economic zones of the municipality with the city. Being El Prat a very flat municipality there is an increasing number of people that uses the bike as transport system for working purposes for economic and health reasons.The airport is one of the few accessible by bike and has a public service of secure parking for bikes.

Evidence of success

This practice has benefits to the workers of Barcelona and the airport. Reducing CO2 because replaces the use of bus or car, by bike. Reduction is about 660 tones per year.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

M. Teresa Giralt

City of El Prat de Llobregat

E-mail: Giralt@elprat.cat

Website: www.elprat.cat

Annex completed on: 07-01-2014

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