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Penedès Greenways

Penedès Greenways is a proposal to maximise the potential of the bike and the natural resources of Penedès County, to facilite sustainable mobility, to create safe logistic structures that encourage local and visitor circulation and a large etc of health, social and economic benefits.

This is a working document that hopes to define existing and potential Quiet ways and Green Ways,
Structural requirements/Costs,
Funding & Financing Mix

You are invited to contribute comments, suggestions, objection and support

Cheers and all the best
Paddy Mannion

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What is a Greenway?

greenway is a stand alone route for non-motorised traffic, developed with the following objectives: to integrate facilities & increase environmental value and quality of life. Greenways encompass the following characteristics: suitability of width, slope & surface to allow secure appropriate use for a wide range of users including mobility impaired people. Greenways are often located on old railways, on towpaths, Roman roadway or old pilgrimage ways (Declaration of Lille, September 2000)

Visit some great Greenways

Vies Verdes de Girona

Natural England

The Great Western Greenway, Ireland

The Kingfisher Cycling Trail, Ireland

Vias Verdes Espana

NatureWays, Germany

Greenways, Europe

Greenways, Italy

East Coast Greenway, EEUU

Ireland's Green Way, Economic Project

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Penedès enjoys excellent logistics: 6 train stations, A7 Motorway, N340, C15(C244),

Now it needs Greenways.

Penedès Greenway, Why?

A greenway is an essential element in a local and intercounty logistic network, and is equally important as any of the other elements in that network such as Motorways, secondary roads, train and bus services

A Greenway guarantees safety

Greenways are respected and recognised in European countries and around the world.

Greenways are sustainable mobility epitomised

Greenways attract green tourism

A Greenway will have a positive economic effect on Penedès

Greenways reinforce the organic/ecological image of the wines, cavas and products of Penedès and Barcelona

All the resources to create a Green way are available, historic paths, rural roads,

The average distances between towns and principal logistic points of Penedès is between 5 and 15 km and therefore ideal for walking and cycling

Penedès needs to prepare for future growth in tourism and demografics

Greens improve social wellbeing

A potential market of 1.600.000 users per year (Vies Verdes de Girona, 2010).

There are few greenways in Catalunya and green way in Penedès will be the closest to Barcelona city.

Penedès needs to create a green corridor to connect with the European Green network

Greenways will go someway to rectify previous planning errors which focused on car users.

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Counter systems, photos courtesy of Girona greenways

Actions required

Creation of Penedès Greenway Association

Audit lanes, historic paths and best options

Calculate investments

Study users and counters

Consolidate and plan calendar of Green events

Create Web

Create Bike Centers in Sant Sadurni, Subirats, Vilafranca del Penedes

Create Bike Parkings "Bicibox" at Penedès train stations

Develop and signpost local itineries

Involve youth and schools in sustainable mobility and safety awareness

Training courses for guides and monitors

Create municipal and county biking system

Plan for intercounty Greenways,
Barcelona - Penedès,
Penedès - Tarragona & la Conca del Barbera

More information about Greenways

Declaration of Lille,
Declaracion of Madrid 2010
European Mobility Week
Gavle, winner of European Mobility Week Award

European bike route network
European cycling Federation
Bike to School

Bike shops in Vilafranca
Cicles Catalunya, C/ Igualada 93 892 51 75 [email protected]
Cicles Sans, 93 890 17 06 Ricard & David, [email protected]
Cicles Els Monjos, José 93 817 19 49
Tot Vici en Bici, C/ Nord, Lluis Pons

Ciclos Valbuena, 93 637 95 55
[email protected]

Cycling Clubs
Bici Club Alt Penedes
BTT Pais del Cava
Metal Bikers
BiKe CLuB RiBeS [email protected]
Club BTT Penedès
Bicicleta Club de Catalunya 93 307 71 00 [email protected]

Renfe Train Info
Bicibox 35 euros/any
Bicibox Parking youtube video
Presentacion Bicibox youtube,

Sustainable mobility in Barcelona
Budget Bike 93 304 18 85
Bicing Barcelona
Uncochemenys 93 268105
Barcelona by Bike 932 688 107
The Barcelona Bike Tour - 933 171 970
Mattia46 - Rent bikes  - 933 028 521 
Bike Rental Barcelona - 666 057 655 - 656 356 300 - Más
Bike Tour Barcelona @ Travelbound - 933 103 747
Mike's Bike Tours Sl - 933 013 612
Bike-House Tomas Domingo - 934 521 616 -
Probike, Europes largest mountainbike shop

Girona Girocleta municipal system
Via Verde Girona
Bike Rental,
Lloguer de Bicis Girona
Spanish Greenways
Terra Alta Greenway
Via Verde Valls
Calendari Calendar of popular bike races
Ecoturisme Catalunya
Barcelona Tourism, Palau Robert, Rutes en Catalunya

Bike Sharing Systems Sistemas municipals, experience international
Barclays Bike London, info routes en Francés
Rick Steves recommends


CAN Europe – Climate Action Network Europe

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Paddy Mannion, Penedès 2012