Summers in Barcelona are hot and are becoming hotter due to climate change. Barcelona City Council has approved and is executing a Climate Plan to tackle climate change through multiple measures and objectives.
This routing tool for pedestrians is aligned with one of the lines of action in the Climate Plan: Line of action 3: preventing excessive heat.
With this objective in mind we have modeled direct sunlight and shades and developed a tool that creates optimal routes for heat prevention: seeking shady sidewalks, drinking fountains or places to take shelter.
How it works:
Pick the time of day
Pick the route mode
Are you thirsty?
Lighter colors are sunnier
All data used in this map comes from open datasets.
The pedestrian network has been built using sidewalks and pedestrian crossings from Carto BCN.
Daily shades have been modeled from LIDAR data available at the Cartography Geoportal from AMB.
Download the code and data (.7z file)
Map tiles made by Barcelona Regional.