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MAG MINCES WORDS

No doubt mindful that the majority of its membership expects a robust fight back on behalf of petrolhead bikers against the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has issued a carefully worded response. In a statement, this said:

“MAG remains opposed to compulsion as a solution to reducing carbon emissions. We have always acknowledged the need to reduce the harmful impacts of transport and this is why we have long promoted modal shift to motorcycles as a significant lever for achieving that aim.

“We are pleased to see the recognition of the positive and significant role played by motorcycles acknowledged in the plan, but are concerned that a technological roadmap for motorcycles has yet to be fully developed.  We call for the plan’s recognition of motorcycling’s role to be applied immediately by way of a more proactive and inclusive approach to motorcycling in transport policy.

“We urge the government to listen to all voices in the forthcoming consultation, which proposes the requirement for all new motorcycles and scooters being fully zero emissions at the tailpipe from 2035.  Equally we want to see consideration and support for the full range of potential solutions in the technological roadmap.”

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