Less cars equals less bent bikers

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by John Littler, Nov 27, 2003.

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    John Littler Guest

    Lifted from UK Motorcycle News website:

    A Transport for London (TfL) report has shown congestion charging in
    the capital has been accompanied by a 15% drop in motorcycle
    casualties, despite a rise in bike use.

    The TfL report, `Congestion charging six months on' has shown a 20%
    rise in motorcycling in the congestion zones with commuters switching
    to two wheels to get to work quicker and avoid the £5 fee.

    The Motor Cycle Industry Association's Craig Cary-Clinch said:

    " Clearly measures to support motorcycle use, such as exemption from
    London's congestion charge, are good for motorcycle safety. Too often
    transport planners see measures to improve accessibility for bikes,
    such as exemption from charges and access to bus lanes, leading to
    more accidents. TfL's findings clearly show this is wrong. A
    motorcycle safety strategy is not simply about education and
    enforcement; it's also about engineering and planning. "


    From UK GOV WebSite: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/cc_intro.shtml

    See
    http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/downloads/pdf/congestion-charging/cc-6monthson.pdf

    find: "3.97 The number of powered 2-wheelers (motorcycles and mopeds)
    involved in accidents
    has also reduced following the introduction of charging when compared to the
    same
    periods in 2002, by about 15%. There has also been a reduction of 17% in the
    number
    of pedal cycles involved in accidents. These reductions are despite the
    increases
    recorded in the number of two-wheeled vehicles within the charging zone."
     
    John Littler, Nov 27, 2003
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    Dr.Shifty Guest

    We could have told them that. Aren't we still trying to tell the local pollies?

    Kim
     
    Dr.Shifty, Nov 28, 2003
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