Written Question on Motorcycles: Coronavirus

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Date Title Questioner
20 May 2020, 4:09 p.m. Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch) Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote the use of low emission scooters and light motorcycles as an alternative to public transport during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Rachel Maclean - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department’s guidance issued on 12 May refers to “Private cars and other vehicles” as an alternative to using public transport, and encourages the public to “consider all other forms of transport before using public transport”. This would include private vehicles such as motorcycles and mopeds where the journey to be made is appropriate.

Motorcycles are an important way of getting around, and we are working on a number of projects, including sorting out potholes, which are a problem for people on motorcycles and other two-wheeled vehicles. I encourage people to adopt the electric motorbike.

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