Sustainability & harmonious coexistence
Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Minister of Equipment, Environment and City Planning and Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, presented to the press unprecedented new regulations relating to the use of bicycles and other means of personal transportation in the Principality of Monaco.
The Principality is committed to a sustainable city mobility model that gives priority to journeys on foot, by bicycle or on public transportation. Faced with an increasing use of new less polluting, efficient and fast modes of transportation such as electrically assisted bicycles, hover boards, scooters, etc., the implementation of new traffic rules became necessary for a harmonious coexistence with conventional means of transport in terms of security, equipment, sharing of public space or road improvements.
The objective is to solve the problems aroused from sharing public spaces, and is designed to foster safety, given the growing presence of this new mobility that increasingly takes more road space. The regulations will affect traffic conditions and where they may be ridden or driven, as well as making insurance, identification, registration, and specific routes compulsory.
“The Prince’s Government relied on the expertise of around forty representatives of institutions and the voluntary sector to conduct a study to define rules of use in order to improve both this mobility in full development and the safety of all users,” affirmed Marie-Pierre Gramaglia.
The measures that have been adopted and will be implemented in the coming weeks, have been summarized in the leaflet below.
“Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.” Lewis Mumford