Zaragoza is one of the three cities with the greatest use thanks to its superior "offer of public bicycles and better infrastructure".
More than half of Spanish people use the bicycle with frequency.
50.7% of Spanish between 12 and 79 years of age say they use the bicycle with some frequency, according to the Bicycle Barometer 2019, which was presented last 10th December 2019 in the occasion of the Madrid Climate Summit (COP25).
This figure also implies that since 2009 bicycle users have increased by almost 4.5 million.
According to the Barometer, based on the responses of more than 3,000 people, 22.4% use the bicycle weekly (five points more than in 2009), and 3.5% use it daily.
Precisely, in daily journeys, 40.5% of bicycle users claim to have replaced the car with this means of two-wheeled transport, and 8.8% of cyclists stopped riding a motorcycle.
Another fact offered by the Bicycle Barometer 2019 is that there has been a reduction in the gap between men and women cyclists, especially in the age range of 25 to 39 years. Thus, in 2019 42.8% of women are bicycle users (58.9% men), when in 2010 this percentage was 28.8% (51.4% of men).
On the other hand, in large cities there is a lot of consensus regarding the advantages of cycling. In Madrid and Barcelona it is where it is more uncomfortable to use the bike, although it is also where it is most perceived that its use saves time.
In addition, more than half of the interviewees from different Spanish cities believe that the reduction of environmental pollution in cities is due to the increase in bicycle use.
It is observed that in Seville (59.7%), Zaragoza (58.1%) and Valencia (55.77%) there is a slightly higher proportion of bicycle users than in the two major cities: Barcelona (51%) and Madrid (47%). This is because "they have a greater supply of public bicycles and better infrastructure".
The perception of the existence of conditioned roads for this means of transport by users also increases this year, from 19.5% in 2015 to 24.9% in 2019.
The Bicycle Barometer also reveals that 25% of cyclists believe that motor vehicles neither moderate speed nor respect the 1.5 meter separation when approached.
The study highlights the increase in visibility and use of public bicycle systems. (BIZI public rental service in Zaragoza). Specifically, more than 3 million Spaniards use some type of public bike. The use of these services also grows, since 20% of those who know the service use it, 5.1 points more than two years ago.
The study has also analyzed, for the first time, the availability of the electric scooter, revealing that 6.7% of Spaniards claim to have at least one such vehicle in their home. The report also reveals an increase in the positive impact of bicycle use on the environment, from 18.2% in the 2017 Barometer to 25.6% in the 2019.
"When they began to make the bike lanes, everyone criticized them, but we all knew that the essential prerequisite was that there were infrastructures, little by little they have been filling up with cyclists, they have been restricting parking on the road," General director of Traffic. …"the great challenge of mobility remains to reduce the use of cars in cities," while "the challenge of road safety is to calm traffic."
In this sense, he stressed the "big bet" of the DGT (General Direction of Traffic), regarding the bicycle: reducing the maximum speed in cities at 30 km / h. "The bicycle will have a special role in mobility policies; the next legislature will be the mobility legislature who also hopes that a Mobility Law will be passed in the next legislature, being Spain "one of the few countries" that does not have such legislation.
"The challenge is for older people to ride a bicycle, and with the electric bicycle there are no more excuses".