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Motorcycle safety - Drive the debate on bikes in bus lanes with industry campaigns

1 May 2006

The Motor Cycle Industry Association (MCI) is urging people to help drive the debate on bikes in bus lanes by supporting its online lobbying activity. The MCI is carrying out a poll to generate support from the public to influence policy so that all Local Authorities will allow motorcycles in bus lanes to help reduce casualties.

An independent survey in 2005 found that 87% of riders and just over half of the general public agree that allowing bikes in bus lanes has road safety benefits and 15% of the public said they would ride to work if bikes or scooters are permitted in bus lanes.

The Transport for London study which is evaluating the use of bus lanes by motorcyclists in the city has, in its provisional report, confirmed that it does reduce the vulnerability of riders without affecting the vulnerability of other road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

What are your views: Vote online at www.mcia.co.uk in the 'Campaigns’ section.