Reflections on Freight Mobility for Industrial Parks in the Barcelona Metropolitan Region

Author: Ignasi Ragàs i Prat

Collection: Industrial Pact Working Papers

The objective of this study is to analyse the movement of goods to industrial parks: a process that remains little known despite being a key factor for the competitiveness of the industry and economy of the Barcelona Metropolitan Region (RMB). The study examines the magnitude of industrial logistics in the RMB by means of a Permanent Survey on Road Freight Transportation (EPTMC) within the context of Catalonia and an analysis of the data on mobility generated by certain large companies located on industrial parks in the RMB. The study aims to contribute to the improvement of the metropolitan economy by offering specific recommendations designed to enable public administrations – especially local councils – to pay more attention to and gain a greater understanding of the realities of the industrial parks, as well as move towards a more integrated perspective on policies concerning urban planning, economic development and mobility.