The government of Mayor Jaume Collboni will begin the review of Barcelona’s green axes in the part of the Sant Antoni neighborhood superblock still pending definitive redevelopment. We are talking about a space of about 13,400 square meters, at the intersection of Comte de Borrell and Parlament streets.

In the previous term, the government of Mayor Ada Colau already began the process to end a provisional nature pending for more than five years, to standardize the two parts of the Sant Antoni superblock. And according to her plans, the works had to start at the beginning of this year.

But after the municipal elections, the socialists’ reluctance towards this pedestrianization model did nothing but delay this work. The City Council details in a press release that the machines will not undertake this transformation until early 2026.

The cost of this definitive development will be around eight million euros. The City Council plans to award the drafting of the corresponding preliminary projects during the coming weeks. The starting point of the work is the resolution of the competitions opened at the end of the last term.

“We want to put an end to the degradation of this space that has triggered so many neighborhood complaints,” says the deputy mayor of Urban Planning, the socialist Laia Bonet, “and we also want to prevent some poorly resolved issues from occurring in the green axis of the Consell de Cent. . We are very concerned about the application of the accessibility code, that people with mobility problems can move around safely.”

The main objective of the socialist executive is to apply new criteria in this corner of the Eixample that will allow the City Council to avoid the mistakes made during the execution of the large green axis of Consell de Cent street and some of its surroundings.

In this regard, ONCE itself already denounced some time ago that Consell de Cent became a complete obstacle course for blind people. And a few days ago La Vanguardia reported on complaints from neighbors and merchants in the green axis of Consell de Cent. Some ask the City Council to review the maintenance, signage, loading and unloading schedule and location, the circulation of bicycles and electric scooters… 

“The problems of the green axis of Consell de Cent are not exactly the same as those of the Sant Antoni superblock – added the deputy mayor for Urban Planning – but we must take them into account when undertaking this definitive redevelopment.”