Motorbikes invade your space?

This article was published in 2001, in Newsletter 36.

DETR has published an interim report from the ‘Advisory Group on Motorcycling.’ According to Surveyor (26 April), officials are to invite local authorities to participate in fully monitored trials of allowing motorbikes in bus lanes. It also states that ‘Discussions are also underway with motorbike and cycling groups on the use of advanced stop lines by PTWs [powered two wheelers]’. Like Marmite, PTWs are something you either love or hate, but at least Marmite does not give off 4% of all traffic hydrocarbons while accounting for 1% of vehicle miles.

Jim Chisholm