Accessibility of Mass Public Transit for Industrial Estates in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region

Author: Jordi Singla Obiols

Collection: Industrial Pact Dossiers

This study aims to contribute suggestions for improving accessibility via both public transport and non-mechanised modes for the almost three-hundred thousand people working in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region’s 728 industrial parks. With that purpose in mind, an index assessing the accessibility of all industrial parks in the region via public transport -bus, underground, tram and train- has been developed. A qualitative analysis of the industrial parks located in the 45 municipalities that are members of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region Industrial Pact has also been performed, including accessibility by foot and bicycle. The results indicate that accessibility via public transport ranges from adequate to very good for 80.6% of workers, for 6.9% it could be improved and for 12.5% it is either poor or non-existent. The study also identifies the industrial parks in need of the greatest improvement.


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