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Inactive riders urged to ride again!

Inactive motorcyclists who haven’t ridden for some time are being urged to ride again, especially for commuting, as the pandemic travel restrictions begin to ease across the country. This comes as the national cycling lobby is calling for $300 million to be spent on bike lanes. Inactive riders Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries motorcycle manager Rhys …

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Commuting during coronavirus pandemic

Commuting to work is one legitimate way to ride and avoid the pandemic lockdown and travel bans, yet some riders are either scared for their safety or find it inconvenient. Motorcycle commuting is not only fun and challenging, but also handy for parking, faster than cars because of lane filtering and more convenient than public …

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Does Lane Splitting Make Motorcyclists Safer?

(Sponsored post on lane splitting for our North American readers) Lane-splitting is the act of riding a motorcycle between the lanes of traffic on a freeway or city road. It’s a controversial topic in motorcycle safety, with a variety of opinions and different laws on whether it benefits motorcyclists or puts them in more danger. …

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Industry boss is learning to ride to work

Putting his body where his mouth is, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries boss Tony Weber is learning to ride in time to take part in the third annual Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week (7-11 October 2019). When it was announced earlier this month, Tony said “we are traditionally a country mad for motorcycles”. Yet, …

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Third Ride your Motorcycle to Work Week

The third annual Australian Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Week is on from 7-11 October 2019 and once again double Dakar Rally winner Toby Price is the event ambassador. According to the official Ride to Work Week press release, Toby says: When you ride, you’re living a little more! No one should go through life without …

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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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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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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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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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