The MIA (Motorcycle Industry Association) highlight the benefits of switching to two wheels

This week is Ride to work week, which aims to encourage people to commute to work via two wheels rather than four with the aim of reducing the congestion in our cities.  The MIA has publicised a Belgian Study on ‘Impact analysis of an increased share of motorcycles in commuting traffic’ and the findings make for an interesting read. According to results based on European congested roads, the findings reveal there would be a 40% drop in congested traffic if only 10% of car drivers switched their form of transport to a motorcycle.

The other benefits found from switching to mopeds or motorcycles are that the cost of commuting is reduced considerable compared to the running costs of a 4 wheeled vehicle.  Also with motorbikes using only half the space to park there would be a 20% increase in parking spaces available.  The study went further to claim that if 25% of the commuters switched to 2 wheeled transport then congestion on our busy roads would be eradicated completely.

The CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association, which organises Ride to Work Week, commented:

‘Motorcyclists and scooter riders don’t waste 32 hours a year watching the bumper of the car in front, as they can filter.  This means they tend to move through congested traffic at the same rate you would expect to move through free-flowing traffic.

’32 hours is the equivalent of four working days, which equates to an extra four days holiday each year.  no wonder riders are the happiest commuters!’


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