The only thing better than Ride to Work Day is Ride to Work Week!
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19th to 25th June is Ride to Work Week UK
What would happen to congestion, parking problems and the stress levels of drivers if just 10% of people switched to a motorcycle or scooter?
If just 10% of motorists swapped their car for a motorcycle or scooter, there could be huge benefits for all road users. These include 20% more parking spaces, a 40% reduction in congestion for all road users and a reduction in the financial impact of congestion.
Wear and tear on roads would be less, rider safety would improve and importantly – 10% less car drivers would be miserable!
40% reduction for all
A Belgian study, which modelled the traffic for one of Europe’s most congested roads, found that if 10% of motorists swapped their car for a motorcycle, scooter or moped, then congestion was reduced for all road users by 40%. When 25% of drivers swapped, congestion was eliminated altogether. [Ref 1]
More people could park
Three motorcycles or scooters can fit into the same space one car takes. This means if just 10% of car spaces were given over to riders, then 20% more people would be able to park. The National Travel Survey shows that 87% of car commuters drive to work alone, so there is huge capacity to increase the number of spaces available to people who swap to a motorcycle or scooter. [Ref 2]
10% less stressed commuters
Motorcyclists generally report higher levels of happiness in surveys about commuting and this was confirmed in a one-off survey by the Office for National Statistics. It found that riding a motorcycle, moped or scooter had no negative impact on journeys of up to half an hour and after that it was …read more
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