Barcelona regulations Electric scooters and electric bicycles.

So that you can enjoy a holiday without surprises it is good to know a little about the current regulations of the place you visit.

The regulation of personal mobility vehicles (VMP) in Spain is qualified in particular by each municipality, in Barcelona there is a detailed regulation on which spaces can be circulated and which ones can not.

THE ELECTRIC SCOOTER

The electric scooters are considered by the town hall as vehicles of type A, under this circumstance, with the electric scooter it can be circulated in Barcelona by:

  • The bike lane
  • Zones 30
  • Street with a unique platform (where the transport of vehicles and pedestrians occurs in the same place)
  • Parks

where circulation is forbidden:

  • Walkway
  • On the sidewalks

Taking into account these guidelines, the electric scooter must be driven through the established places, respecting and prioritizing the movement of people, and you must take the utmost care when going from an unallowed route to another route, getting off the vehicle when necessary.

For more information, refer to the website of the City of Barcelona

THE ELECTRIC BICYCLES

Electric bicycles circulate under the same regulations as conventional bicycles, under this circumstance, with the electric scooter it can be circulated in Barcelona by:

  • The bike lane
  • Zones 30
  • Street with a unique platform (where the transport of vehicles and pedestrians takes place in the same place)
  • Parks
  • roads (less on lanes intended for taxis and buses)
  • On the sidewalks from 4.75 m if they are under 12 and their accompanying adults at a speed similar to the pedestrian 10km / h

where circulation is forbidden:

  • On sidewalks of less than 5 meters at a speed similar to one person: 10 km / h

For more information, refer to the website of the City of Barcelona

In both cases, the vehicles can not be tied to urban furniture such as:

Traffic lights, trees, benches, containers, bins, canopies of Transport or elements of urban furniture that may be affected by it usual functionality or destination.

Parking reservations for people with reduced mobility; zones for loading and unloading; pedestrian crossings, elements attached to the façades or public service; areas reserved for services or areas of Forbidden parking, such as public concerts, Emergency outputs, hospitals, clinics or outpatient, or areas of the Bicing service.