27-05-2019

Electric scooters in Barcelona

The electric scooter has become one of the favorite means of transport for young people and adults, and that is why more and more people are taking advantage of this means of transport to move comfortably around the city. But, at the same time, it must also be remembered that being able to reach considerable speeds, one must be very careful and respect all traffic regulations, since otherwise it could lead to significant risks for the person riding the scooter, as well as for others. pedestrians and vehicles.

Below, we will explain the advantages of the electric scooter, in order to help you discover its full potential, and the most important points about the new circulation regulations of these. Keep reading!

Main advantages

Next, we list the 8 main advantages that you can enjoy if you decide to start moving on an electric scooter. Surely once you start using it, you won't be able to stop doing it!

  1. They have an affordable price
  2. There is the possibility of buying or renting it by minutes or use
  3. They have good autonomy
  4. They are a means that provides great practicality and comfort
  5. It is a clean means of transport
  6. You will save time, compared to other options
  7. You can say goodbye to typical car traffic jams
  8. It is an option that can be a lot of fun

New traffic regulations in Barcelona

Of course, like all means of transport, it is important to mention that it must always be used responsibly and following the regulations of each city or place, so that it does not carry unnecessary risks.

Due to the boom in the number of electric scooters on the streets of Barcelona, ??and the circulation of these on the sidewalks and spaces reserved for pedestrians, a new law regulating their circulation came into force at the beginning of the year.

Now, with the royal decree, scooters can no longer circulate either on sidewalks or in pedestrian areas. In Barcelona they could still do it the smallest size scooters (type A), the most used. With the new government regulation, scooters are considered vehicles, forcing their users to comply with traffic regulations, like other drivers. And even from now on, people who ride scooters can be subjected to the breathalyzer test.

Find out and always respect current regulations, to avoid unpleasant surprises and remember that if you need any recommendation in this regard, at Barcelona Student Housing we will be happy to help you =)

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