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LorcaBiciudad recommends following the instructions of the authorities #YoMeQuedoEnCasa (23/03/2020)

He also appeals for compliance with the indications provided by the authorities of the competent administrations and reminds that using the bicycle as a means of transport to move to daily tasks is totally recommended and legal in the current state of alarm for the coronavirus.

And now it is more possible than ever, in cities with fewer cars, less polluted and therefore healthier and safer for cycling or walking.

Avoiding the car whenever possible, where there should be no more than one person in each vehicle due to the greater risk of contagion.

The bike is recommended for driving isolated from the rest and reducing the chances of contagion during use to zero, to the point of being recommended in other cities such as New York, Bogotá or Helsinki, even expanding the network of bike lanes on a provisional basis to avoid public transport and facilitate those forced displacements.

THE BICYCLE IS A VEHICLE.

Responses of the Advisory Services of the General State Advocacy to various QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT THE INTERPRETATION OF RD 463/2020, AMENDED BY ROYAL DECREE 465/2020.

In this it is clear that the bicycle, understood as a means of transport, is perfectly legal to use to go to work or to make essential purchases.

Here the full text, to carry it by hand, in case someone does not interpret the standard well.

Fortunately in Lorca the association has no record of problems in this regard, of which the entity is satisfied.

Biciudad also recommends purchasing in local stores, local stores and in reasonable quantities to avoid shortages.

Regarding food, he recommends that it be as healthy as possible and, if possible, organic.

It also considers essential that the security forces guarantee compliance with the maximum speeds established in each road and, especially, in the cyclo-streets, to further reduce the possibilities of accidents that our society traditionally suffers due to motorized mobility.

Highlighting the historical and habitual accident rate of motorcycles, whose statistics are especially serious among all vehicle accidents.

However, statistics show that urban cycling is highly safe in daily forced mobility.

Now it is safer than ever to ride a bicycle and it is also safer to travel by motorcycle or car to avoid accidents that overload hospitals.

Another notable aspect is the possible reduction in hospital admissions of vulnerable patients due to cardiovascular or respiratory diseases, due to air pollution, since according to studies by the European Environment Agency and the WHO to air pollution, which these days has decreased significantly due to the restrictions related by the Ministerial Order of the Government of Spain and the regional and municipal administrations.

Source: LorcaBiciudad

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