MRAQ President Chris Mearns says they made a submission about the benefits of motorcycles in reducing traffic congestion in the CBD.
“It is disappointing to have the benefits of greater motorcycle and scooter use acknowledged but then ignored,” he says.
The Brisbane motherhood statements that pay lip service to motorcycles come under three different sections.
Clean and sustainable city:
“Encouraging the uptake of sustainable transport options, including walking, cycling, public transport and motorcycles can significantly reduce the impacts of transport on our environment.”
(There is no mention of what incentives or encouragement would be provided for motorcyclists.)
“Motorcycles and mopeds can provide an alternative commute to low-occupant car transport. By lane filtering, motorcyclists can move through stationary and slow-moving traffic, allowing them to negotiate congested urban roads more effectively than cars. Council’s inner-city motorcycle parking scheme has provided more than 1600 spaces to assist accessibility.”