Improvement of the landscape in the access south to the city of Granollers
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
Granollers City Council
Annex completed on: 05-02-2012