Greater control of commercial personal mobility vehicles

In a move to protect pedestrians and guarantee coexistence in public space, more checks are to be carried out on personal mobility vehicles used for commercial purposes, such as rickshaws.

05/06/2021 14:37 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

Checks on commercial personal mobility vehicles will be stepped up in the areas which are most saturated with these types of vehicles, and where they can cause inconvenience to local people. By ramping up checks, the goal is to guarantee that PMVs comply with regulations: they must be registered, have the relevant insurance and circulate in authorised spaces.

In the period up to May, the City Police made 588 formal denouncements against PMVs and cycles with more than two wheels being used for commercial purposes. A total of 255 shared personal mobility vehicles and 35 rickshaws have also been taken to the municipal vehicle pound.

Circulation restricted in Ciutat Vella in the summer

The summer restriction on circulation in the district of Ciutat Vella is back in place for bikes, personal mobility vehicles and cycles with more than two wheels used commercially, which can only get around using two specific routes:

  • North-South route: Plaça del Portal de la Pau – Passeig de Colom – Passeig d’Isabel II – Avinguda del Marquès de l’Argentera – Passeig de Circumval·lació.
  • East-West route: Passeig de Picasso – Passeig de Lluís Companys –Passeig de Pujades – Avinguda Meridiana.


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