PTW industry is doing it for itself

29 May 2020

When he recently warned the commuting public to avoid public transport as lockdown is eased, Grant Shapps, Minister for Transport, thoughtfully provided a list of alternatives. 

Walking and cycling, ideal for those with a shorter journey, were quite rightly listed, but curiously so were road clogging, emission laden single-occupant cars.  He even touted the imminent use of illegal e-scooters.  

However, one absolutely appropriate transport mode that was and continues to be inexplicably ignored, is Powered Two Wheelers; lightweight, zero and low-emission scooters, mopeds and motorcycles that use minimal road and parking space, but ensure social distancing.

As a consequence of this omission, members of MCIA, the body that represents all Powered Light Vehicles and stakeholders, have come together to make sure that commuters are fully aware of the advantages offered by this efficient, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective way of travelling.
Wednesday, 3rd June will see the launch of Unlock your Freedom, a hard hitting, multi-media campaign aimed at getting more people to enjoy their commute aboard a powered two-wheeler, by providing everything a new rider needs to know to get on the road.  

With this information and after the completion of a short Compulsory Basic Training course, commuters can say hello to briefer, more enjoyable and safer journeys, courtesy of their own socially-distanced PTW.

With a wide choice of styles, super-clean electric or low emission petrol motors, the range of PTWs available is wide enough to satisfy everyone’s Cummings and Goings.     

For further details or to arrange interviews with Tony Campbell, contact Polly Fenn on 02476 408000 or email p.fenn@mcia.co.uk

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