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30-10-18 MAG calls for a consistent approach to bus lane access
The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has published a report this week detailing the national picture on powered two wheeler (PTW) access to bus lanes. The report demonstrates an inconsistent and patchwork approach to access that inevitably leads to confusion, mistakes and, ultimately, increased risk for riders.
 
22-10-18 MAG welcomes further CAZ exemptions for motorcycles
On 16th October 2018 Bath & North East Somerset Council launched a six-week consultation on proposals to charge drivers of higher-emission vehicles, including cars, £9 per day to drive within Bath city centre. In the wake of MAG’s victory in Birmingham, the Bath & North East Somerset Council is proposing, from the outset, to exempt all motorcycles and mopeds from the scheme.
 
18-10-18 MAG Slams Nick Hurd’s Optimism on Motorcycle Theft
MAG has questioned the optimism shown by the Home Office Press Release on Moped Crime, pointing out that the underlying national problem of motorcycle theft has been, and looks set to continue being, totally ignored. MAG has been involved in the Home Office Roundtable process from the beginning and has consistently highlighted flaws in the thought processes of the initiative.
 
03-10-18 West Midlands MAG develop vital lines of communication with West Midlands Police.
With the ever present issue of motorcycle theft and related crime in the region, West Midlands MAG is pleased to announce that it is developing a formal communications channel between West Midlands Police and the local motorcycling community.
 
10-09-18 MAG wins charge exemption for motorcycles of all ages in Birmingham City’s Clean Air Zone.
MAG has won a landmark campaign to gain exemption for motorcycles of all ages from Birmingham City Council’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ). At a special meeting of the Cabinet today, Birmingham City Council has approved its CAZ business case submission. Once approved by Government, the proposal can be implemented with the launch of the zone scheduled for January 2020.
 
28-08-18 Give money to MAG Foundation - without paying a penny!
The MAG Foundation has recently signed up to AmazonSmile, so by making one super-simple change, you continue to get your goods from Amazon and MAG Foundation makes money to help carry on their work every time you buy something – at zero additional cost to you.
 
21-08-18 MAG members get 20% discount at Blackpool’s premier indoor motorcycle show
MAG is pleased to be supporting a family festival in Blackpool celebrating the best of biking.The Great North West Motorbike Festival will be held on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018.
 
16-08-18 Have Your Say In Vital Transport Survey
MAG is appealing to all riders to complete an important transport survey – one which could help protect your right to ride.
 
13-08-18 MAG takes motorcycle security from ‘Lock 2 Lock’
The MAG Foundation, has re-launched a crime-stopping initiative to help tackle the curse of the theft of motorcycles and scooters. Called ‘Lock 2 Lock,’ the idea is simple. You loop your lock through another person’s lock. Each rider can then release their machine without the presence of the other rider or riders.
 
08-08-18 MAG calls for Greater London Authority transport eco-policy to be consistent for river traffic and motorcycles
The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has highlighted potential ‘glaring contradictions’ in the Greater London Authority (GLA) Transport Committee policy regarding climate change and local emissions.
 
28-07-18 MAG demands action on ‘Pothole Britain’
MAG has added its voice to demands that the appalling state of our roads is addressed. Road faults are damaging motorcycles and causing injury and death
 
06-07-18 MAG slams total absence of leadership in the war on motorcycle theft
MAG has publicly condemned what it sees as a complete lack of leadership, understanding and vision by senior figures responsible for dealing with the epidemic of motorcycle and scooter theft. MAG has vowed to hold the government, senior police chiefs, and the judiciary to account for the deplorably weak response to this national issue.
 
21-06-18 The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) backs bikes for Clean Air Day
MAG has used Clean Air Day as a good opportunity to underline the fact that a shift from cars to motorbikes will help clean up Britain’s air, and is calling on all those who own motorbikes or scooters to ride to work on two wheels to help reduce pollution.
 
15-06-18 MAG encourages all bikers to ride to work
The third week of June is national Ride to Work week, which is run by the Motorcycle Industry Association and calls on all riders to try commuting to work on their bikes. MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, is encouraging leisure riders to grasp the opportunity and support the initiative to #CommuteHappy.
 
08-06-18 Off-road racing and riding could be banned unless YOU act
MAG has backed the Motor Cycle Industry Association’s attack on a European Commission edict that could end motorcycle sport. MAG is urgently appealing to riders across the UK to contact their Member of Parliament and help prevent the effective banning of competitive, off-road riding of all kinds in the United Kingdom.
 
29-05-18 MAG cautiously optimistic on Silvertown Tunnel charging ruling
MAG has been assessing the decision by the Secretary of State for Transport over the Silvertown Tunnel proposal in London. The applicant, Transport for London (TfL), had proposed high charges for bikers and these have been challenged by MAG.
 
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