“For every motorcycle or scooter that is used instead of a car there is a space saving on the road and a fuel use reduction of approximately 50% which results in a considerable positive outcome for the issues of congestion and pollution,” he says.
He hopes that message will be delivered to the authorities by establishing Ride to Work Day as a major event in coming years.
Several other states have Ride to Work days and the MRAQ used to organise an event more than a decade ago. Now Chris wants to resurrect the event.
He says this year will be a “soft start”, but he hopes it will be “bigger and better in coming years”.
Chris says now is a good time to kickstart Ride to Work Day as Queensland recently celebrated the second anniversary of the introduction of lane filtering.
He says the the MRAQ was “heavily involved” in having the welcome legislation introduced.