More buses and tickets are on sale at the Parc Güell box office

More buses and tickets are on sale at the Parc Güell box office

Residents of the Lasalut neighborhood complained about this Navigation problems in the neighborhood due to the large number of tourists who want to reach Park Güell. Barcelona City Council on Friday announced several measures to improve coexistence, including one Strengthening bus lines 116, 24 and V19most satisfied by visitors, as well Expand the restricted area and changes in taxi stops in the area. He also decided Eliminate the sale of park tickets at the box office To reduce the number of tourists approaching it.

As Deputy Mayor of Mobility, Laia Bonnet, explained, “Tourists are welcome, we've always said that, but yes We want to make sure that we are all able to function normally. “Who we live with and who come to visit us.”

More buses on three lines

Boosting bus routes 116, 24 and V19 would translate into more vehicles, especially on weekends. Puneet explained this in the line 116 new vehicles have already been included. In case Line 24, There will be another bus on Saturdays and another bus on Sundays. As for the V19 line, it will be as well Another vehicle on Saturdays and two vehicles on Sundays. Additionally, throughout the summer months There will be five additional buses available that will be distributed according to needs.

Tickets will only be sold online

from On July 1stIn addition, the sale of park tickets at the box office will be canceled and anyone wishing to access will always have to purchase them online. According to Bonnet “In this way we affect 15% of the park’s visitors, who number about 4.4 million annually.”. Before the cancellation of sales at ticket offices, an information campaign will be carried out.

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The limited vehicle access area has been tripled

city ​​Council It will also expand the area of ​​restricted traffic access I will place New barrier on Bari Jaquint Alegre Street, with Escorial. This will block access to non-adjacent vehicles. The barrier will replace the current, It is located on Carrer de Marianao with Rambla de Mercedes The restricted area will be tripled.

In fact, only taxis serving the neighbors will be able to reach this area. On the other hand, those bringing tourists will not be able to pass. However, this measure is expected to not come into effect until 10 months from now, as the works must first be floated.

Changes in taxi ranks

Another of the changes directly affects taxi stops. The station located in Rambla de Mercedes – which will remain within the restricted area – It will be removed It will move to the corner of Carrer de la Mare de Déu de la Salut and Carrer de l'Escorial. In addition, the station, located in Carretera del Carmel, will be expanded from 4 to 12 places.

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