The DGT unveils new road signs for cyclists and electric scooter riders
Several road signs will be changing in Spain from 2nd January 2023 and a few new ones are being introduced by the country's Directorate-General of Traffic (DGT). Two of the new signs directly affect cyclists and electric scooter riders, thanks to the first changes in 18 years.
Here is an overview of the three most prominent ones, as cyclists and scooter users cause more controversy with other road users and pedestrians than anyone else.
This sign, which is listed as number P-22ª in the catalogue of Spanish road signs, shows that there are one or more cycle paths in the vicinity.
And this is R‐422, which advises cyclists that they must dismount and continue on foot. If that only applies at certain times that will be indicated on an adjoining panel. For example, there is a rule that cyclists must stop and walk across pedestrian crossings.
And if you see this sign, number R-118, it means personal mobility vehicles are totally prohibited.