Shock plan for neighborhood insomnia in the Barcelona Gulf Triangle bottledrome

Barcelona City Council's shock plan against the desperate insomnia of the haggard residents of the Gulf Triangle bottledrome in the Poblenou neighborhood.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
16 September 2023 Saturday 11:02
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Shock plan for neighborhood insomnia in the Barcelona Gulf Triangle bottledrome

Barcelona City Council's shock plan against the desperate insomnia of the haggard residents of the Gulf Triangle bottledrome in the Poblenou neighborhood. The government of Mayor Ada Colau tried to change the name of the area and baptize it as the Leisure Triangle. But the truth is that the initiative never caught on among citizens.

Because in these streets, in Almogàvers, Pallars, Pere IV, Zamora, Pamplona... nighttime revelry has always been the norm, everyone knows it, and they earned the nickname Gulf here with an incredible amount of effort. .. But for some time now, especially as a result of the pandemic, its restrictions and the new habits that they entailed, instead of going from joint to joint until giving it their all at the disco, many young people prefer to spend the night in the clubs. streets, well equipped with ice, soft drinks and bottles of spirits, until dawn, between talks and laughter, as long as the stomach holds out, under the windows of sleepless and tremendously haggard neighbors in the area. Drinking parties have always been held here, but never so massive and prolonged.

Some neighbors confess that they resort to sleeping pills, others move the mattress to the room of the house furthest from the window - sometimes the room in question is the storage room -... and more recently some, those who They have it, they take advantage of the opportunity that is presented to them and they leave the neighborhood. What the hell. Neighborhood fatigue in the Gulf Triangle does not stop growing, and neither does distrust towards the City Council. Few everyday annoyances are as disruptive as the noise from the street that settles into your own home. The fight against noise is one of the citizen causes that has gained the most followers in recent times in many neighborhoods of Barcelona.

The councilor responsible for the Sant Martí district, the socialist David Escudé, details that by virtue of this latest shock plan, for three weekends now, urban guards and employees of establishments have been trying to divert people towards less populated roads, that they close some of the entrances to the Bogatell and Marina metro stations to facilitate this redistribution of joy, that soon mixed patrols of police from the City Council and the Generalitat will fine anyone who dares to pee in public space , among other things, that the City Council also reduced the hours of the terraces...

“And this shock plan also includes other measures taken before the summer,” adds Councilor Escudé. So we continue to water the streets every night from Wednesday to Sunday, in fact more frequently than before the summer, so that young people do not settle in just any place, preventing them from leaving the establishments with plastic cups, advancing the closing time of grocery stores...".

And shortly, the councilor also highlights, the City Council will start an awareness campaign, possibly with talks, in the surrounding faculties, residences and colleges. Because the City Council has already confirmed that the most common attendees at these massive and prolonged drinking parties are precisely university students, and precisely these days these students start their courses and the first big batch of parties and parties.

“Well, the truth is that around here everything remains the same,” replied a few residents of the Gulf Triangle, between yawns and indignation. “Well, with this thing that moves people, now the annoyances also move,” others say. “Look, here, when Ada Colau was mayor, at the end of her term, they began to take measures, but the truth is that they were very little noticed... and now with Jaume Collboni as mayor we continue the same. “Many measures that we barely notice…” “Yes, here the Endreça plan and all that talk of recovering the city's public space and stopping incivility is not noticeable at all, at least for now.” “We are sick and tired of calling the Urban Police for nothing.”

“And what we neighbors have always asked for is precisely that, to stop incivility, to recover public space, that the City Council enforce its own rules!” “It can't be that so many people spend the night drinking, shouting, fighting and peeing under your window.” “We have no interest in complicating the lives of grocery stores and terraces that comply with the rules.” "It's just that bad vibes are already being generated in the neighborhood, among some neighbors and some restaurateurs, and that's not a plan..." “We want an urgent meeting with the City Council.” “And sleep in peace, really... without having to get pills!”