URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO KEEP WEST YORKSHIRE BIKING!
West Yorkshire Combined Authority was set up on the 1st April 2014. It takes over responsibility for a number of strategic issues, most pertinently taking over from West Yorkshire Integrated/Passenger Transport Authority for transport. There is a consultation taking place into a 20 year transport plan which closes on the 30th of April 2015 which makes no mention at all of motorbikes and other powered two wheelers. We only found about it a few days ago. The survey itself is pretty short and will only take about 15 minutes to read and complete. To make sure that we are considered in the plans – we are vulnerable road users after all – PLEASE take a few minutes out of your day to make your thoughts known via the survey link on the web page – they want to know our views, so let’s tell them – nicely but firmly. You might want to include in your response some or all of the following:
How do you come up with a plan that takes no heed of motorcyclists (riders of Powered Two Wheelers) needs?
Motorcycles cause less pollution, ease congestion and reduce pressure on parking places
They are also a third of the group of Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs)
You have a duty to reduce ALL road casualties and to exclude us as VRUs is irresponsible and bordering on the criminal
Unless you include motorcyclists in your future plans they are not accurate nor fair and thus are flawed and not a vision for the future
PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO WANT TO SEE YOU STAY SAFE ON OUR ROADS AND WITH OTHER BIKE GROUPS. Thanks in anticipation of your participation!
The link is http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/stp-survey/.
Remember, it closes on Thursday the 30th of April 2015 so there isn’t much time left.