21st April 2015 Meeting and Hustings

Hi everyone,

Tomorrow is the second Leeds MAG meeting in April and we’ve got something a little bit different.

We’ve managed to get some prospective MP’s to come along and answer our questions on motorcycle related issues. We’ve got candidates from the Conservatives, UKIP and Greens coming. The Lib Dems are playing hard to get, but I hope to secure them. Unfortunately the Labour candidate is double booked and cannot attend.

It should be an enlightening night, so please come along to the usual venue of The Royal Hotel in Pudsey (LS28 8PR) from 8pm.

The ongoing campaign to get bikes in bus lanes took a turn last week when we received a notification from Leeds City council that PTW’s wouldn’t be allowed in bus lanes. It seems that Leeds has become the lead authority for West Yorkshire and there is now going to be a West Yorkshire combined transport policy.

The bus lane knock back in Leeds will have an affect on the whole of West Yorkshire and even more worrying is the fact the West Yorkshire combined authority has published a consultation on transport policy that they don’t seem to have widely published. The consultation ends on 30th April and it has NO mention whatsoever of motorcycles so we ALL need to get on it and take 15 minutes to fill it in – this will have an affect on our future so it’s important that we get as many bikers to respond as possible.

The link is http://www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/stp-survey.

Hope to see as many of you as possible tomorrow.

Ride safe