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Traffic code

Riding of bicycles and other cycles.

1. Bicycles must be ridden on the street or in a bike lane where these exist. Riding on pavements or in pedestrian zones is expressly prohibited except along paths specifically marked out for use by bicycles.

2. As an exception, children under the age of 14 may ride a bicycle on pavements or in other pedestrian zones, as long as the density of pedestrians allows for it, the bike is being ridden at a speed similar to that of the pedestrians, and not including in any spaces where the city government has established a full prohibition on bike riding. Under the same conditions, an adult may accompany one or more minors riding on a pavement.

3. During exceptional cases where bikes are being ridden on a pavement or in another type of pedestrian zone, pedestrians must always be given priority over cyclists, and cyclists must adjust their speed to adapt it to the speed at which the pedestrians are walking, in order to avoid putting them at risk or interfering with their normal travel. If there is a high' density of pedestrians, the rider must get off of the bike and walk with it.

4. Also, in cases where a bike is being ridden along a bicycle lane located on a pavement, riders must adapt their speed to a level that is safe considering the proximity of the pedestrians. Bicycles are not allowed to ride at speeds higher than 20 km/hour on any bike lane located on a pavement, and to travel at higher speeds they must leave the bike lane and ride on the street.


Use of the bike lanes.

1. When a bike lane is located on a pavement, pedestrians are not allowed to walk along them, but they may cross them. Cyclists must always give pedestrians the right-of-way when crossing, and the maximum speed limit for these bike lanes is 20 km/hour. If they want to go faster than this, bicycle riders must use the road.

2. People in motorised wheelchairs or special single-seat vehicles for the mobility impaired are allowed to use the bicycle lanes without restriction.

3. Use of roller skates on the bike lanes is permitted.

4. When a bike lane runs along a road, pedestrians will be allowed to cross it only at the appropriate marked locations, and they will not be allowed to stand in or walk on it.


Regular bicycle traffic on the road.

1. When cyclists are riding on the road, they are required to always use the lanes closest to the pavement, and it is recommended that they should ride in the centre of the lane. Bicycles may be ride in the centre lane if they are continuing straight, or before or after an intersection, or in order to manoeuvre (where streets diverge, for turning around, etc.), but always returning to the side lanes as soon as possible.

2. Bicycles, or cycles with three or four wheels, or other types of similar mechanical devices, may not be ridden in the lanes reserved for the exclusive use of Public Transport, nor may any other vehicle that interferes with normal movements there or that prevents any public transport vehicle from driving at full commercial speed. Bicycles may be written in lanes reserved for other vehicles only when this is expressly permitted and indicated.

3. When riding on the street like a vehicle, a bicycle rider must respect all general signs and signals, as well as all other rules and regulations on roads and traffic, and any others that may be expressly established for such purposes by the municipal authority.

4. On roads with low traffic or restricted driving access, and where the width of the road allows for it, bicycles may be allowed to ride in the opposite direction, as long as this is properly indicated and marked.


Riding bicycles and other cycles.

1. As a general rule, the following are prohibited:

a) Riding with the vehicle supported on only one wheel.

b) Letting go of the handlebars, except when necessary to make a turn signal.

c) Holding on to other vehicles to be pulled.

d) Zig-zagging between vehicles and pedestrians when riding.

e) Riding while wearing headphones connected to a radio or music player.

f) Carrying objects that interfere with use of the bicycle or that reduce visibility.

g) Carrying any other person, except for children under 7 years old being carried by an adult in an attached, properly authorised seat, trolley, trailer, or other authorised device, and in accordance with the limitations established in this Ordinance, and with the exception of three-wheeled or four-wheeled cycles that have properly authorised seats for transporting other persons.

h) Riding while using any mobile phone device that requires manual operation by the rider.

2. Use of a safety helmet is subject to the terms of the General Vehicle Code.

3. Drivers of motor vehicles wanting to overtake a cyclist must do so using extreme caution, after changing into another lane and only when at least 1.5 m of space exists to the side between the bicycle and the vehicle.

4. When driving behind a bicycle, drivers of motor vehicles keep away by a prudent, safe distance, which must be proportional to their speed but never less than 3 m.

5. Other vehicles must not drive in or stop in lanes reserved for bicycles and other cycles.

6. All bicycles must have a bell and properly authorized reflective elements, as required for this type of vehicle by the legislation in force. Also, when riding at night the bicycle must have lights and these must be switched on, as well as when on routes marked with the tunnel symbol or when riding in weather or environmental conditions that cause visibility to be significantly decreased. In all cases, these lights must allow the bicycle to be properly visible to pedestrians and drivers.

7. Bicycles and other cycles may be fitted with accessory elements appropriate for daytime and nighttime transport of children or cargo, such as attached seats, trolleys, trailers, or other duly certified and authorised devices, and while complying with all weight-related limitations stipulated for such devices.

8. At all times when the use of lighting is required, all riders of bicycles or other cycles on inter-urban roads must wear reflective clothing.

9. Bicycles and other cycles are allowed to tow a trolley or trailer this conforms to the rules found in the present Ordinance. In cases involving bicycles that, by design, cannot be ridden by more than one person, it is nevertheless permissible to transport a child of up to 7 years old, as long as the bike's rider is an adult and under this person's liability, in an additional seat and with a helmet, and with both of these items being authorised.


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