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Urban Motorcycle Design Handbook aims to address pressing issues.

12 June 2017

Local Transport Projects (LTP) recently authored Transport for London’s (TfL) Urban Motorcycle Design Handbook – a concise guide aimed at helping highways practitioners address the most pressing highway infrastructure issues affecting motorcyclists in the capital.

TfL is using the handbook to incorporate features into existing and future projects, and is promoting it to other traffic authorities and designers. LTP said the handbook is equally applicable to other parts of the UK.

Its director Andy Mayo said there is potential for motorcycling to increase substantially in future, but pointed out that motorcycles already account for 21% of road fatalities in the UK, despite only accounting for around 1% cent of all traffic.

Mr Mayo said, ‘This is something that really needs to change. To put this into context, in 2015 there were 387 cyclists killed or seriously injured on London’s roads, for a mode share of 2%, compared with 540 motorcyclists and a 1% mode share.

 

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