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Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she has taken to mainstream motorcycling in line with the Government's motorcycling strategy announced in February 2005. (199462)

The Government's Motorcycling Strategy includes a wide range of actions which aim to improve motorcycle safety and mainstream motorcycling. We regularly keep these actions under review, working with motorcycling industry and user groups through the National Motorcycle Council and its four sub-groups. We intend to publish progress on these actions together with details of revised actions later this summer.

Some examples of progress to date are as follows:

New guidance to local authorities on Use of Bus Lanes by Motorcycles;

Guidance to highway authorities on motorcycle-friendly infrastructure; and

Use of motorcycle-friendly crash barriers on parts of the HA network.