Melbourne Council draft transport motorcycle parking conspiracy theory transport spokesman Cr Frances Gilley

Footpath parking ban a ‘conspiracy theory’

Claims that the Melbourne Council Draft Transport Plan will reduce motorcycle parking in the city is a conspiracy theory, says transport spokesman Cr Frances Gilley (above). However, he does admit they will restrict some footpath parking in the short term with a long-term option of removing all motorcycles from CBD footpaths. In the meantime, he …

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Whopper lane filtering

Lane filtering a Whopper to drivers

Burger King now has motorcyclists lane filtering their Whopper burgers to hungry Mexico City drivers who can be stuck in traffic for up to five hours a day. The delivery system is so popular Burger King is planning to extend the service to other cities with traffic problems such as Los Angeles, São Paulo and …

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Reward for two-wheeled commuting?

If cyclists have their way, the Federal Government should pay them a $5 daily reward for commuting to work and taking the strain off roads and public transport. The ridiculous suggestion comes in the lead-up to the Federal election from the Bicycle Network which claims to be Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation with more than …

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Motorcycle and scooter riders urged to make a submission to the Brisbane City Council draft transport plan - parking BCC bicycles lip

Transport plan lip service to motorbikes

Motorcycles rate just five “motherhood statements” in a 115-page Brisbane Transport Plan that pays lip service to riders and sought no input from any motorcycle group representatives. Despite the statements that acknowledge motorcycling benefits, the plan includes no strategy to encourage motorcycling. Meanwhile, whole sections are devoted to cycling and how it can improve traffic, …

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Motorcycle and scooter riders urged to make a submission to the Brisbane City Council draft transport plan - parking BCC bicycles

Rider survey on park-ride stations

Rural Victorian riders who would like park-and-ride stations to commute to work by train or bus have been urged to take part in a phone survey. Transport Victoria new product development manager Adrian Webb says the survey will help them plan suitable infrastructure. “There’s no point building infrastructure unless we have a really clear idea …

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Will low-key Ride to Work Week work?

Will low-key Ride to Work Week work?

The first Australian motorcycle industry Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week begins tomorrow and it’s all very low key. In fact, there is not one event scheduled, according to their website. The promotion is being co-ordinated by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries which says it wants a “slow burn” campaign in the first year …

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Motorcycle commuters less peeved

We already know motorcycle and scooter riders are happier commuters, but now a survey has quantified how little they are peeved by commuting. Sitting in traffic jams is the biggest frustration for 60% of drivers on their daily commute, but only 13% of motorbike riders say it is a concern. The latest figures are from …

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