The city on foot: guidelines for pedestrians

Although Barcelona is a safe city to move around in, where motor vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians coexist smoothly, there are wide avenues in the city centre with dense traffic where pedestrians need to take extra care. You must always walk on the pavement, leaving a safe distance between you and the road traffic, cross the street at pedestrian crossings when the traffic light is green for pedestrians, and at crossings where there is no traffic light, ensure that there are no approaching vehicles before crossing, taking special care with vehicles that are turning, because they have less visibility. Do not run across the pedestrian crossings. Children should be held by the hand and they should be taught to obey the highway code: never cross on a red light, even when no cars are approaching. And above all, avoid walking on the bicycle lane or the road.