Motorcycles and scooters are doing their bit to help the unemployed.
British organisation Wheels 2 Work in East Sussex has launched a transport loan scheme where motorcycles, mopeds or electric cycles are offered to people out of work.
The idea is that the bikes will help them get to job interviews or job training and won’t cost them a fortune.
They are not only economical, but also easy to park close to work or interviews.
Isn’t it great that motorcycles can be seen as a solution to not only transport issues, but also unemployment?
Seems like a worthy scheme that could be rolled out in other countries around the world.
The British scheme is funded by the government’s Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund. I’m sure a similar scheme in Australian urban centres could also attract subsidies from innovative motorcycle companies as well.
The loaned vehicles are checked every six weeks for safety and reliability with an option to buy the vehicle on loan after three months, so it could lead to bike sales.