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Should moped riders have a motorcycle licence?

Some governments around the world allow unlicensed teenagers and motorists with a full car licence to ride a 50cc moped. However, there are also riders and authorities that believe moped riders should have a motorcycle licence or that mopeds should be off the road altogether.  (Laws vary throughout the world, but a moped is usually …

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Novice riders needed for motorcycle survey

Novice riders are being asked to fill out a short online survey that will help researchers determine the effectiveness of changes to Queensland motorcycle licensing. Click on this link to read all about the survey.  Or click here to go straight to the survey. Road safety research fellow and Triumph Street Triple rider Ross Blackman (pictured …

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Noosa leads with motorbike parking

Noosa in Queensland is leading the way for two-wheeled transport with an equal number of motorbike parking spaces as car spaces in its main street and an official policy to encourage their use. This contrasts with Sydney which has recently reduced its CBD kerbside parking to accommodate bus, pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure as part of …

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Mayor ‘Le Frog’ hangs up his riding gear

The scooter-riding Mayor who played Clunk in the first Mad Max movie and registered the first motorcycle-friendly municipality in Australia is hanging up his riding gear. French-born Bertrand Cadart has handed over his Honda SilverWing scooter, riding gear and the boots we wore as “Clunk” to be displayed at the Swansea local history museum in …

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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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Concern for motorcycles in car-free zones

A Victorian rider group has called for motorcycles and scooters to be included in proposed car-free zones in Melbourne. The City of Melbourne has just released two transport discussion papers which include suggestions for car-free zones or “superblocks”, less on-street parking and less footpath clutter. Concerned with a lack of rider consultation, the Independent Riders …

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

Riders urged to help plan Brisbane transport

Motorcycle and scooter riders have been urged to make a submission to the Brisbane City Council draft transport plan before the deadline this Friday (March 30, 2018). In fact, infrastructure chair Cr Amanda Cooper says even late submissions will be considered. Motorcycles are not mentioned once in the 128-page Brisbane City Council draft transport plan, yet …

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Free motorcycle tolls and parking petition rejected

An online petition to axe motorcycle tolls and allow unrestricted footpath parking has been rejected by the Queensland Government despite attracting more than 2200 signatures. Petition organiser David White says scrapping scooter and motorcycle tolls and freeing up footpath parking would have sent clear signals that the government is serious about easing traffic congestion. Motorcycle …

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City transport draft plan ignores motorcycles

Motorcycles are not mentioned once in the 128-page Brisbane City Council draft transport plan, yet bicycles are mentioned 25 times. It is indicative of continued government ignorance of the advantages of motorcycles to traffic flow, air pollution levels, parking accessibility and less strain on existing infrastructure. However, not all councils are as ignorant as Brisbane. …

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