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MCC Advances Moto-related Policy and Safety Issues
More and more Canadians are discovering motorcycling as a convenient, safe, modern, affordable, community- and family-oriented and increasingly eco-friendly mode of transportation, recreational activity and sport. Influenced by the range and use of motorcycles and scooters, Canadians from coast-to-coast and of all ages recognize that motorcycling is a practical, enjoyable way to get around. Some ride to work each day. Others ride for pleasure on weekends and travel to places near and far. Many ride off-road for the health benefits while others seek the thrill of competition. From the street to the trail to the track, every year thousands and thousands of Canadians are discovering the joys of motorcycling.
With the stroke of a pen, however, our government can enact policies and regulations that can significantly affect riders across the country, such as restricting trail access to off-road riders to singling out road riders with discriminatory rules to traffic safety programs that fail to recognize the needs and rights of riders.
As Canada’s premier advocate for the motorcycling community, MCC is determined to weigh-in on these public policy and rider safety issues.
In June 2012, MCC will publish a comprehensive report underscoring federal-provincial-territorial-municipal actions needed to ensure that:
- motorcycle safety is firmly entrenched in the national road safety agenda and that motorcyclists are recognized as vulnerable road users who have specific safety needs;
- motorcycling is recognized as a legitimate, growing and distinct mode of transport in all road and urban planning and development;
- motorcycling is recognized as a growing and accessible sport, recreational and competitive activity that generates significant economic benefits in communities across the country;
- motorcycling – especially off-road motorcycling – is recognized as providing important physical health benefits, and;
- motorcyclists are recognized as a growing and distinct group of road users who have the potential to resolve certain mobility issues.
For information on any issue affecting motorcycling today, contact Daniel Tessier.