Dodging two train lines on foot

Jordi Pascual

Among other particularities, Sant Cugat has two rail lines that run side by side, without connecting, around a top-notch healthcare facility (Hospital General de Catalunya) and an expansion of the city with retail and office spaces (Can Ametller). These two rail lines divide the two sides. The great challenge for the Sant Cugat City Council… Read more »

A great holiday from the vision of suburbia

Jordi Pascual

Historically, Barcelona has looked inside itself and relegated the Besòs River to a role as its backyard, the periphery that would welcome ring roads, working-class neighbourhoods and immigration. Nevertheless, near the river, diverse cities have popped up with their own personality, moulded, in large part, by the intangible border that the Catalan capital created over… Read more »

How to protect pedestrians on the AP7 motorway

Jordi Pascual

  The commitment to making pedestrians and cyclists a priority may seem like a lost cause in places where cars have become the undisputed star. Motorways and major roads connecting continental and intercontinental through-ways seem, at first sight, to be a totally hostile place for pedestrians. However, the growth of cities forces them to tackle… Read more »

How to protect pedestrians on the AP7 motorway

Jordi Pascual

  The commitment to making pedestrians and cyclists a priority may seem like a lost cause in places where cars have become the undisputed star. Motorways and major roads connecting continental and intercontinental through-ways seem, at first sight, to be a totally hostile place for pedestrians. However, the growth of cities forces them to tackle… Read more »

Gateways, the environment determines the solution

Jordi Pascual

The very essence of a bridge, or a footbridge, is to connect two points separated by uneven ground or by an element that makes it impossible to make an unraised path. When the walkway is intended for pedestrians, who are extremely vulnerable to traffic, the environment absolutely determines the best solution to overcome the hurdle… Read more »