Improvement of the landscape in the access south to the city of Granollers

Project information

Index: 0835R2
Acronym:EUROSCAPES
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Cultural heritage and landscape
Location ESPAÑA ESTE Granollers Cataluña Start/End date of the practice
Start: 01/01/2005
End: 31/12/2007

Topic of the practice

Cultural heritage and landscape

Good Practice Information

It's a pilot action of landscape improvement of the road BP5002 that crosses the rural area of Palou. This action carried out in one of the entrances to the city of Granollers has achieved remarkable aesthetic improvement, that has been associated with traffic calming and promoting pedestrian mobility, as well as the creation of a coherent transition between the urban and rural areas.
Most significant actions were: reduction of the road section, inclusion of pedestrian uses, different styles of plantations, new traffic lights & zebra crossings, elimination of publicity & improvement of fences. The main beneficiaries were: residents, users of the road & hikers. The total cost was 2427000€ funded by Barcelona Province Government, Catalan Government & Granollers city council

Evidence of success

The implementation of landscape improvement project has solved some of the important urban issues of concern to the neighbours. The residents & passersby have seen the transformation of an old peripheral space with difficult accessibility into an accessible & comfortable space. Some indicators of the success of this good practice are the increasing of hikers & the traffic speed reduction.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Xavi Romero

Granollers City Council

xromero@ajuntament.granollers.cat

www.granollers.cat

Annex completed on: 05-02-2012

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