The evolution in the city of Barcelona
Bit by bit the roads and infrastructure in Barcelona were rebuilt, which provided mobility and urbanism to the city. These projects have contributed towards alleviating traffic problems, especially during peak hours. In addition to its traffic distribution functions, there are fast roads that connect different ends of Barcelona, and facilitate the exit to the motorways and the areas surrounding the centre, etc.
One of the biggest traffic problems in Barcelona was the Meridiana as the main source of traffic jams. To deal with this problem, in the last 25 years other solutions have been developed, such as the exit to Castelldefels or Gran Vía.
Transport connections in Barcelona have been much shortened. Access to the airport is simple and functional, Baix Llobregat is nearby, and Diagonal is another area with a steady flow of traffic. It is also worth mentioning that the roundabouts have reduced traffic in the city centre and the Vallvidrera tunnel has extended the city to Del Vallés area.
As for the cities surrounding the capital, this advancement in transport links has brought access to Sabadell and Terrassa, making it easy to reach Manresa.
The modernisation of districts
New neighbourhoods and districts have made their way in Barcelona, such as Vila Olímpica, remodeling of the coastline to eliminate obstacles that prevented marine life in this area, investment in areas such as Badalona, El Prat, Cornellá, L'Hospitalet, Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Sant Adrià, etc.
The facilities that link Barcelona with the rest of the world through flights were also boosted during the Olympic games. Terminal two was built, which gave more functionality to the airport. Currently, the large T1 is about to expand further.