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RIDERS FORUM KEY POINTS

The Riders Forum at EPIC Conference Centre on October 15 raised a number of key points on how to improve motorcycling in the ACT and Canberra Region.

Including some solution options and development ideas they were:

ROAD SAFETY
Develop extended prioritised lane network on arterial roads to provide “safe space” for motorcycles/scooters
Review lane space on arterial roads for lane filtering
PARKING
Expand parking options around town and employment centres
COSTS
Revise motorcycle/scooter cost base including “proportionality”. Mass, occupants, pollution, desirability, user class, multiple vehicle registrations.
DATA
Useage number, motorcycle/scooter types, transport proportions and government targets
Crash statistics, circumstances, causes, illegal riding, lessons learned, image management
WILDLIFE
Risk assessment on high speed roads
Warning signs and fencing
POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Vision for motorcycles/scooter in Future Canberra

Meetings have been held with TCCS Minister Chris Steel and representatives of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission to present the key points and identify ways ahead.
This work is ongoing and whilst unlikely to result in immediate results it is gratifying and encouraging to note the positive response to riding at the various meetings.

 

Mick Gentleman MLA – Minister for Police and Emergency Services

MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS WEEK 2023

We’ve just completed another week promoting motorcycle awareness. Joe Rider ran for the full week and the inaugural Riders Forum at EPIC was a success. We’ll look to the same next year and possibly run another forum-like event in six months time.

MRA ACT would like to thank Mick Gentleman MLA for opening the event and Leanne Castley MLA for attending too. The AFP riders gave an excellent outdoor “show and tell” session. The other presentations promoted lots of positive discussion on how to improve motorcycling in the ACT. Road Safety, better parking, and reducing costs were the main points. We’ll take these ideas forward to ACT Government as part of our advocacy. 

The EPIC team were very supportive and provided us with an excellent event site and conference room.

Thanks to the ACT Road Safety Grants Program for the funding and encouragement. We think it was good value for money!  

The MRA ACT is committed to raising awareness of riders on our roads, but also reminds riders to take responsibility for their safety on the roads – stay visible, be predictable, ride defensively and to the conditions.

Contact: committee@mraact.org.au


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A very interesting read that should ring many bells with ACT and region riders.