UK Motorcycle Strategy

The UK government was the first national government to commit to broad based motorcycling strategy (February 2005). It is essentiall a transport strategy, which covers environmental, infrastructure and traffic management, motorcycle and rider equipment and behavioural factors.

Perhaps the most significant aspect is that the strategy includes a foreword from the Minister for Transport, in which he makes a commitment to mainstreaming motorcycling as a form of transport as government policy.

This is quite a different approach to most Australian governments, and many others around the world, who consider motorcycle too dangerous to be encouraged and focus policy on harm minimisation and control. The DFT strategy is available at the following:

The British House of Commons Transport Committee Report on the Government's Motorcycling Strategy is available here: