In the build up to Ride To Work Day 2021 the Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) are running a survey to find out more about who commutes to work on motorcycles and scooters. And you can enter our prize draw to win a disc lock.
Establishing facts about the demographics of motorcycle and scooter commuters is vital. But Department for Transport (DfT) National Travel Survey statistics are vague. MAG is determined to enrich understanding of what type of person rides to work. We don’t just peer through the visor: MAG’s survey will remove the crash helmet of obscurity so that the rider can emerge.
MAG’s Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, Colin Brown, said:
“We know that wearing riding gear creates anonymity for riders. When other road users see us riding to work, they often assume we are all young and male. I am sure that there is a diverse group of riders sharing the commute with me. Riding to work is a great choice whether you are young or old, rich or poor. So we want to check that no one is being left out.
Knowing who rides to work – and why – is key to promoting the choice of riding to work. Motorcycles and scooters are too often overlooked as an option for the daily commute. There is opportunity to get a greater proportion of commuters out of cars and onto two wheels. That would be a positive outcome for everyone as it reduces congestion and emissions and gets more people smiling on a Monday morning.”
MAG hope to share the survey results as soon as Friday this week, so don’t delay. Please share the survey link with everyone who rides to your place work. The more responses we get, the better picture we will see of the diversity of riders. Find the survey here: http://bit.ly/RTWDSurvey and be sure to enter the prize draw to win a disc lock.
NOTES for Editors
Ride To Work Day takes place on 21st June 2021