AMB helps combat air pollution and climate change through its mobility policies

AMB, the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, an institution created by Catalonian Parliamentary Law 31/2010, offers extensive technical competences to provide essential public services to the residents of the metropolitan area of Barcelona. Covering 636 m2 and with 3.2 million inhabitants (42% of Catalonia’s population), this region accounts for approximately half of Catalonia’s GDP with a large concentration of industrial activity and the main communication infrastructures: motorways, port and airport. And all of this in a much-reduced space.

One of the competences of the AMB in the metropolitan area is mobility management, a key element for the wellbeing of residents and for the operation of all of its 36 municipalities. To implement this competency, the AMB has developed an integrated, coherent mobility and transport policy that covers strategic planning to the management of public transport services, always taking into account the social, economic and environmental vectors.

The AMB is the administration responsible for the metro and bus network that operates in the inner metropolitan ring comprising the city of Barcelona and 17 neighbouring municipal districts including L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Badalona and Santa Coloma de Gramenet. In 2014, 640 million passengers travelled on these public transport services. Read more…

Carles Conill
Director of Sustainable Mobility Services at AMB

Article published in: FuturENERGY December 2015