By Euro Weekly News Media • 10 June 2015 • 13:38
THE General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) had to issue a nationwide announcement following rumours of new rules for cyclists.Almeria Province, like all others, is promoting cycling as an alternative means of travel as well as a leisure option, as the growing networks of cycle lanes demonstrate.There was consternation amongst the province’s growing number of cyclists on hearing that they might have to take out a licence and insurance cover as well as attaching registration plates to their bikes.“The General Directorate of Traffic denies and laments the deliberate misrepresentation made in relation to a forum held in Salamanca,” the DGT declared.The forum was attended by social workers, associations and institutions linked to cycling, the statement continued. Its only objective was to promote cycling and improve conditions for its use as a safe and sustainable means of transport.“The DGT has NO intention of implementing licences, number plates or insurance for bicycles,” the traffic authority insisted.
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