Ignorance of the two-wheel code of behaviour is now no excuse for breaking it and whereas over the past two months, officers have given cyclists a warning and only fined repeating offenders, no such chance will be given from now on. For cycling on pavements, fines of between 60 and 300 euros will be incurred. Children 8 year-old and under are allowed on cycles on pavements but only when wearing a helmet and accompanied by an adult (on foot).
Safety for both cyclists and pedestrians has been a prime guiding factor in setting out the text of the new legislation so careering wildly across pedestrian-only areas is now a thing of the past.
However, Palma City Council has responded to proposals from cycle users group PalmaEnBici who have come up with some common sense exceptions to the rules.