Mobility scooters get access to public transport

Mobility. As from 26 June a pilot scheme means people with reduced mobility and who have authorised mobility scooters can use the metro and bus networks the same way wheelchair users do.

Tribute to the victims of the Hipercor bombing

Memory. Ada Colau took part in the official act to pay homage to the victims of the ETA car bomb attack in 1987, which left 21 dead and 45 injured in Av. Meridiana.
wifi transport públic

Minimum services for the metro strike on Monday 26 June

Mobilitat. Strike action is planned for three time periods, during the morning and afternoon rush hours (40% of services running) and in the evening (20% of regular services).
Jornades sobre democràcia directa

The democratic challenge of deciding without intermediaries

Participation. Experts from home and abroad will be taking part in a conference in Barcelona looking at the virtues and complexities of new models and direct mechanisms for citizen participation.
Vigilant de parquímetre

Traffic wardens to become officers of competent authority

City Council. The recognition is the result of a modification to the by-law on traffic and pedestrians and means the word of traffic wardens will prevail over others in the case of incidents or court cases.
Gerardo Pisarello, Baròmetre Semestral

Tourism replaces unemployment as the main concern among citizens

Municipal. The quarterly barometer shows that for the first time ever tourism is the main concern among the population, even though people are aware of what the municipal government is doing about it.
Volem acollir

Reception and support in a refuge city

Refuge. The 79% rise in the number of people attended to by services for migrants and refugees confirms the need to continue applying and broadening civic and political action to support and include asylum seekers.
Observatori del turisme a Barcelona. Ciutat i regió

Greater knowledge of tourism to make it more sustainable

Tourism. The new observatory, driven by Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Provincial Council and the Barcelona Tourist Consortium, will collect and analyse data to help towards more balanced management of the social and economic wealth of tourism.
foguera sant joan 2015

All set for Sant Joan

A total of 27 bonfires will be lit around the city on the most magical night of the year. The City Council will be ensuring safety by laying on extra police, fire, cleaning and public transport services.

Metro services to run all night on the eve of Sant Joan

Mobility. The metro will operate non-stop from 5 am on Friday 23 June, the day of the celebration, through until midnight on Sunday 25 June.

More money to offset the negative effects of tourism

Tourism. The extra funds from the tourist tax will be used entirely for new measures to offset the negative impact of tourism in the city.