FEMA member The Irish Motorcyclist’s Association (IMA) is calling on the Government to take three simple actions to help motorcyclists play a fair role in the post-lockdown transport restart. They have started a letter writing campaign.
The ‘Three Demands’ letter writing campaign is to gain traction in relation to two-wheelers as a recognised viable transportation alternative to the new normal on Irish roads. Two-wheelers are not formally recognised as a viable means of transportation by the state and local authorities. In any transportation plans motorbikes and scooters are never included while he benefits are self-explanatory.
The Irish Motorcyclist’s Association is calling on the Government to take three simple actions to help motorcyclists play a fair role in the post-lockdown transport restart.
The three demands are:
- Specifically recognise and encourage the role of motorcycles and scooters as a socially distanced, congestion busting, and sustainable transport mode for post-COVID travel in all Government transport messaging.
- Mandate all local authorities to immediately allow motorcycle and scooter access in all combined bus and cycle routes.
- Mandate all local authorities to immediately provide emergency secure two-wheeler parking facilities that can be used by both motorcyclists and cyclists.
To convince the authorities they ask Irish motorcyclists to write to their local Teachta Dála (member of the Irish Parliament) requesting support for the demands. With this campaign, The Irish Motorcyclist’s Association wants to start reshaping the Government’s thinking about motorcycles.
Text and photo: The Irish Motorcyclists’ Association.