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Cyclists offenders can be punished with fines of between 60 and 200 euros

Cyclists offenders can be punished with fines of between 60 and 200 euros

Salou. Costa Dorada. The Salou, sensitive to all issues of coexistence wanted to recover a public campaign to improve coexistence between cyclists and pedestrians after the mayor received a number of complaints both in person and through his blog by citizens antisocial behavior on the group of cyclists. Thus, the local police recovered the "Salou coexistence" that it was very effective when started in August 2009. So from now on police officers will be reminding cyclists pedagogy among them the need for coexistence with other citizens when they both agree on a common space, such as walking or sidewalks, as, sometimes do not respect cyclists and other pedestrians in the opposite direction, pedestrians do not respect cyclists. The penalties for repeat offenders, as stated in the regulation of traffic can be between 60 and 200 euros depending on the seriousness of the facts. Mayor Pere Granados said the government will not tax payments in any case it is necessary to restore civility to the streets. The strength of the local police begin a first set of explanations, in addition to distributing guide which explains very graphically what is right and wrong, when cycling, always marked with conciliatory messages like "make civility," "do it right" "public space belongs to everyone" ... After three weeks of warnings to cyclists will begin on October 1 the period of sanction for those who are repeat offenders. Among the recommendations are: -Avoid running at less than 1 meter of the walls (to avoid accidents when people leave their homes on the street). Do not exceed speed of 10 km / hour (as from that speed in case of accident, this can have serious consequences for both the cyclist and pedestrian) - For the pedestrian sidewalks always takes precedence. Among the prohibitions include: - To carry adults in the back of the bike. - Circular zigzag between pedestrians. - Tying the bikes parked in the trees or lampposts. The mayor of Salou, Pere Granados, said that despite having the civic ordinance as a tool to try to minimize the impact of negative attitudes among the public "need to reinforce this message in particular because I personally had some complaints from citizens who felt uncomfortable living with cyclists in the municipality, "he said. And lately, the bicycle is a means of transport has increased in Salou very remarkable. Salou currently has 13.5 kilometers of bike lanes.  

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