The City Council has presented the draft of the new ordinance of circulation to the Observatory of Mobility.
On Friday 16 November has been presented the draft of the Municipal Ordinance of Circulation for Pedestrians, Ciclysts, Shared Mobility and Urban Mobility Vehicles (UMV) to the Observatory of Mobility.
The writting presented as a work document will be from today subject of discussion in the Observatory of Mobility. As a result of this labours it is aimed to have soon the final text.
Appart from permanent members of the Observatory of Mobility has been included the following associations:
Guarantee safety of pedestrians and empower bicycles in the street are two main objectives in this new draft of Municipal Ordinance of Circulation for Pedestrians, Ciclysts, Shared Mobility and Urban Mobility Vehicles (UMV). That is what Mobility Councellor has guaranteed, Raquel Ruz, that has informed that the document will be discussed tomorrow in the Observatory of Mobility, to gather all proposals, listen everybody and make the document as consensus as possible..
For the moment, the document presented this morning gather as main novelties that electric bicycles and urban mobility vehicles (UMV), must circulate, generally, on the road, preserving the space of pedestrians on the sidewalk.
In case of bikes, they can go through the center of the lane or use the right side, if there exists two lanes, will be allowed to circulate paralell. Ordinance also prohibites to park on the sidewalk unless there is not other parking space within 75 meters radius, if sidewalk has more than three meters width and to preserve unless meter and a half width for pedestrians.
In return, to increase security of ciclysts and ease this way of displacement, bicyles can not be overtaked by vehicles when going trhough 30 km areas and residential streets with one lane in each direction. Also, bicycles delivering goods can park in loading and unloading areas.
As for electric urban mobility vehicles (UMV), the draft of the ordinance says that they must have pertinent documentation. Similarly, it regulates activities of shared mobility companies, that will neeed a license of the City Council to operate, and touristic and leisure companies whose vehicles must adhere to schedules and itineraries of circulation fixed by the City Council.
Persevering on the bet of the City Council for Substainable Mobility, Raquel Ruz has explained tht the defense of public spaces in urban environment or irruption of new types of vehciles that break conventional barriers between pedestrians and from motor vehicles, has made government team to formulate a revision of the current ordinance for pedestrians and ciclysts, of June 2010. The new document adapts the Andalusian Bicycle Plan that the City Coucil signed in the Plenary Session of September 2017.
Delegation of Protection and Mobility.
City of Granada