Madrid takes steps towards safer and more accessible city streets
A new Sustainable Mobility Ordinance, which will be passed this month, will reduce the speed limit to 30 km/h in all one- and two-lane one-lane streets. The municipal government has worked out the numbers: the new limitation covers 80% of the streets in Madrid, and 85% of their total length. A 50 km/h speed limit will remain for the streets with more than two lanes for each way. According to the Department for Environment and Sustainable Mobility, the new speed limits will make the city more accessible and safe for people with reduced mobility.
The ordinance will also restrict the access of private vehicles to the city centre from November 2018. According to the new rules, only electric and alternatively-fuelled vehicles will be allowed to enter the central part of the city.