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Bikes and scooters banned from pedestrian areas in Malaga city

Bikes and scooters will be banned from Malaga’s pavements from 20 January.
Bikes and scooters will be banned from Malaga’s pavements from 20 January. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • Fines will range from 60 to 200 euros for users riding on the pavements, pedestrianised streets and promenades from 20 January

The most anticipated day for pedestrians and most feared for cyclists and scooter users in Malaga has arrived.

This Monday the BOP official provincial gazette published a new regulation that bans cyclists and scooter users from riding them on Malaga’s pavements, pedestrianised streets and promenades.

The fine for riding in these areas will be between 60 and 200 euros, although city councillor José del Río has clarified that during January fines will not be issued, but Local Police will be informing users of where they are allowed to ride: mainly on cycle lanes and the new, controversial 30 km/h lanes. The councillor said that the latter will be subject to stringent speed controls to make sure that cars and motorcycles stick to the limit.

The new regulation allows electric scooter rental companies to operate in the city as long as they have the necessary permission, civil liability insurance, physical headquarters and automatic disconnection systems. There will be a 500-euro fine for companies that do not comply.

The full list of new regulations can be found here.