What New York can learn from Barcelona's "Superblocks"


What New York can learn from Barcelona's "Superblocks"

New York
The New York Times

Barcelona - Imagine if streets were for strolling, intersections were for playing and cars were almost never allowed.


While it sounds like a pedestrian's daydream, and a driver's nightmare, it is becoming a reality here in Spain's second-largest city, a densely packed metropolis of 1.6 million on the Mediterranean. Ever since the 1992 Summer Olympics focused global attention here, this thriving center of tourism, culture and business - often viewed as a hipper, more easygoing cousin to Madrid, the Spanish capital - has seen its popularity soar along with congestion on its streets and sidewalks. 


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