The Bicitancats project is a project launched by the Generalitat de Catalunya to improve the bike-public transport intermodality with secure parking lots and rental bicycles.
With this project, we want to achieve:
- Encouraging the use of bicycles as a complement to public transport in order to increase the territorial coverage of stations and the number of public transport users. The bicycle facilitates access to public transport and makes the bike-public transport chain more competitive with respect to private transport.
- Increasing the safety of bicycles parked in our facilities, to encourage the use of bicycles as a complement to public transport.
Currently there are already 157 secure bicycle spaces at the Biciestació de Sarrià, Sant Boí, Sant Quirze, Universidad Autónoma, Terrassa United Nations, and Sabadell Nord stations.
In addition, this year it is planned to put into service 3 bicitancats on the Barcelona-Vallès line, at Bellaterra, Can Feu | Gràcia and Valldoreix stations; and 7 bicitancats on the Llobregat-Anoia line, at Vilanova del Camí, Martorell Enlace, Pallejà, Piera, Sant Andreu de la Barca, Sant Vicenç de Castellet, and Sant Vicenç dels Horts stations.
The bicitancats have space for 340 bicycles and all of them are equipped with access control, lighting and continuous surveillance with direct communication with the security forces, to ensure the safety and comfort of all users.
In addition, you can check the overall occupancy of the bicitancats in real time and contact the customer service and incident resolution service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Since 2017, the City Council of Sant Quirze and FGC have been working together to offer the service of shared use electric bicycles for workers in the nearby industrial estates and customers of FGC.
Thanks to the new mobile app, users will be able to identify the bike they want to use and geolocate their available fleet at all times.
This initiative helps to minimize travel time between the station and the workstations; while positioning the electric bike as an energy-efficient means of transport, ideal for short distances.
Our aim is to achieve tourist deseasonalization in the Pyrenees, to promote a more sustainable and environmentally friendly model of tourism, and to combat climate change. We want to create a future for the Catalan territory.
For this reason, FGC promotes the use of bicycles in the Pyrenees mountain resorts with the aim of boosting and promoting tourism and sport 365 days a year.
To this end, we have created a range of products and services related to cycling in mountain resorts; we collaborate with institutions and municipalities to increase the competitiveness of the tourism sector in the territory and with private initiatives for the structuring and promotion of cycling products and events. In addition, we participate in the organization of various events such as the Vuelta Ciclista a Cataluña (since 2011), we create new infrastructures and improve existing ones, signpost routes, and make use of technology and social networks for the promotion and dynamisation of bicycle touring.
La Molina, specialized in mountain biking, has the largest Bikepark in Spain and the only one in Catalonia with ski lifts. Its main facilities include 13 downhill and enduro circuits with options for all levels, the 11 km cross country track, the woodpark for high jumps, and a circuit for people with reduced mobility. Show video
In Vallter, an internationally established cycling destination, new cycling routes and routes have been created, offering visitors more than 12.4 km of route with specific signs for cyclists, with more than 900 m of slope, 7.2 % slope on average and 14 % maximum slope. Without a doubt, Vallter and the road that reaches Plan de Morens at an altitude of 2,150 m are considered a paradise for road cyclists. Show video
In Boí Taüll, a new mountain bike centre has been launched this summer with electric bike and mountain bike rental service for adults and children, with the creation of 12 guided and self-guided electric bike tours in the area of the station and with 2 children’s mountain bike circuits.
Port Ainé, the mountain resort from Pallars, with the service centre located at 1,964 m, has been the scene of the arrival of several major stages of the Vuelta Ciclista a Cataluña. The pass of Port Ainé is one of the most visited destinations by bicycle tourists in Pallars. The mountain of the Orri massif integrates several mountain bike routes that run through the lush black pine forests of the High Pyrenees Natural Park, with more than 1,200 m of positive slope, ramps that reach 13 %, and slopes of up to 7 %. Show video
FGC, in collaboration with Mondraker, incorporates electric bikes at La Molina, Vall de Núria, Vallter and Boí Taüll stations to avoid CO₂ emissions during regular internal journeys and promote sustainable mobility, with benefits for both the environment and human health.
The use of these bicycles for a hundred days of operation in summer will mean that around 2 tonnes of CO₂ will not be emitted into the atmosphere.
This action is part of the Internal Mobility Plan with 0-emission alternative vehicles and it is part of the 2030 Climate Action Agenda aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals to combat climate change.