Clean and GreenBoris Johnson, is particularly in favour of electric motorcycles as part of his green vision for London calling it the potential "electric vehicle epicentre of Europe". All the candidates understand that parking is also an issue for motorcyclists and many have promised to provide more parking spaces and to try to reduce or do away with parking charges for motorcyclists in an attempt to make life easier.
BikesafeBoris Johnson has also put forward his BikeSafe and ScooterSafe schemes which are a collaboration between the motorcycle industry, the police and Transport for London and are researching ways in which motorcyclists can be encouraged to enjoy riding in London and safety improvements can be made.
EconomicsMotorcycling is a very productive industry for the UK generating £7 billion a year in income and providing jobs for 60,000 people. It also takes cars off the streets and improves traffic flow on busy routes through the capital and in all major cities. Steve Kenward, CEO of the MCI has commented on the mayoral candidates motorcycle policies saying:
"We are pleased that so many of them recognise the part motorcycling has to play in the provision of an integrated transport plan for London" "motorcycles are just as legitimate as walking, cycling and public transport as forms of alternative transport"