The efficient management of public transport - private vehicle modal interchange parking can be an excellent opportunity to reduce congestion and effectively improve the growing mobility in and out of people in the urban environment of Barcelona and its adjacent municipalities, and thus reduce congestion and harmful environmental effects. If current data confirm that the maximum number of intercity trips by private vehicle has continued to increase in recent years and the average distance traveled for each trip are increasing, offer the possibility of parking the private vehicle in an efficient network of car parks Modal exchange public transport
Consequently, mobility in the Metropolitan Region of Barcelona and in Catalonia as a whole tends to be increasingly complex, with a longer travel distance and an increase in intermodality. This circumstance, together with the progressive congestion of the road network, translates into a greater use of the private vehicle-rail mode modal chains, and therefore, of the public transport-private vehicle modal interchange car parks.
In this sense, the general objective of the Urban Master Plan is to create the appropriate urban and territorial framework that allows exploiting the potential of the public transport interchanges - private vehicle defined in the Master Plan for public transport infrastructures of the metropolitan region of Barcelona 2011 -2020 (PDI) located in suburban railway stations, RENFE-ADIF and Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) and in some bus stops, to respond to the growing demand for this type of car park.
Source: ATM Barcelona