30 km/h speed limit along all single traffic-lane streets
This 10 November 2020, the Spanish cabinet approved a Royal Decree amending the general traffic regulations traffic and the general regulations for vehicles on the matter of urban traffic measures.
In accordance with the above, the Royal Decree amends Article 50 of the General Traffic Regulations, reducing the standard speed limit from 50 km/h to 30 km/h in all single traffic-lane urban streets, to reduce accident rates among the most vulnerable groups.
This State-level change of regulations joins the Barcelona decree of the start of 2020, where the municipal government set a maximum of 30 km/h along all the city’s secondary-network streets, including those with more than one lane or traffic-direction lane.
The Royal Decree will come into force 6 months after its publication, 11th May 2021.