CYCLISTS have won the battle of the pavements.
The Supreme Court in Spain has ruled that bicycles can be ridden on pavements and in pedestrian zones.
This decision, which overturns the 2008 ruling by the Andalucía High Court against cyclists, follows an appeal by the city of Sevilla.
The Sevilla legislation states that cyclists can ride their bikes in pedestrian areas, ‘always respecting the priority of pedestrians’.
Now the Supreme Court has maintained this is ‘consistent with the law’ and does not violate the traffic laws.
The new ruling also allows cyclists to tie their bikes to trees, as long as this does not damage the tree or get in the way of pedestrians.