Today is International Ride to Work Day
Each third Monday of June is International Ride to Work Day, an initiative to boost motorcycle and scooter use as a mobility solution.
All too often, government and interest groups focus on public transport and (electric) bicycles, but motorbikes and scooters play an important role, particularly for distances where bicycles are impractical.
In many cases, companies do not reimburse mileage driven on a motorbike, prompting motorbike owners to take their car and be stuck in traffic rather than taking their motorbike.
Stijn Vancuyck, advisor at Belgian car manufacturing association FEBIAC, said: “Motorbike and scooter riders should take their bike to work as much as possible and not only today.”