Barcelona residents most worried about security and cleanliness
Climate change concerns decrease despite citizens wanting more cycling lanes and fewer car lanes
The lack of security remains the main concern for residents in Barcelona, while the city’s cleanliness is second, according to the annual survey from the city (Baròmetre de Barcelona) published on Monday.
In fact, concerns over safety increased by 6 percentage points up to 20.8% compared to the previous survey while the cleanliness of the city became the second most worrying trouble in Barcelona with 11.8% of the residents’ answers.
The cleanliness problem surpasses policy management, 2020’s second-biggest concern, which now only worries 5.6% of the citizens, which is less worrying than difficulties for housing access (6.5%) but more than unemployment, which was given 5.5% of the answers.
Climate change less concerning in 2021
While in 2020, 89% of the respondents said that they were worried about the climate emergency, in this year’s survey only 84.8% of the residents in Barcelona have concerns about climate change.
However, the vast majority of citizens want to enforce measures regarding sustainable mobility, such as 57% agreeing to build more cycling lanes, 76% giving more space to pedestrians, 95% would like to promote public transport, and 74% are in favor of reducing car traffic.
In total, 802 Barcelona residents were interviewed between November 22 and December 1, at the beginning of the sixth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, but only 1.5% of the answers consider coronavirus as their main concern in the city.