He Collective Alacant by Bike denounces that the ordinance recently approved by the City Council regulating the circulation of Personal Mobility Vehicles makes the use of electric scooter to move around the city.
The main avenues that connect the neighborhoods of Alicante such as Alcoy, Jijona, Óscar Esplá, Benito Pérez Galdós or La Cantera do not allow the circulation of electric scooters as they have more than two lanes.
They point out that, according to the ordinance, it is impossible, for example, to travel in this type of vehicle from the center from the city to the San Juan beach, which creates two totally separate islands, they say. The bike path of The quarry still without arriving and therefore it was not possible to circulate there and the lanes of the avenue of Denia and the Via Park They are on the sidewalk so it is not allowed to ride a scooter.
Sergio Eguidazu, A member of Alacant en Bici, regrets that this ordinance, far from encouraging the use of scooters, represents an obstacle to promoting sustainable mobility. The group continues to request the City Council to extend the pedestrian spaces and the creation of cycling routes. Eguidazu explains that the City Council, beyond placing some bicycle parking areas, is not doing anything in this regard.
They remember that one of their allegations has been to apply specific measures to calm the traffic of the right lanes or the installation of cycle lanes.