Madrid Approves New Mobility Ordinance to Make Mobility Safer and More Sustainable

A greater protection of people with reduced mobility and safer mobility around schools and hospitals are also among the objectives of the by-law. The introduction of a 30 km/h speed limit in the two-lane and one-lane streets and new rules for the access of vehicles in the city centre are two of the main measures included in the text.

Other measures include:

  • A new regulation of “Urban Mobility Vehicles” (a category that includes Segways, electric scooters, etc.)
  • Possibility for roller skates, skateboards and scooters to circulate on bike lanes;
  • Cyclists will be allowed to ride the wrong way in residential streets;
  • New rules for loading and unloading vehicles.

The text was approved on 31 May 2018. It will now be the subject of a public information period before the final approval by the City Assembly.

More information about the by-law can be found here (in Spanish).