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PTWs Not Welcome at European Mobility Week

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BRUSSELS, Belgium – The motorcycle industry is having a hard time to stay on the political agenda in order to be regarded as a contribution to improving citizens mobility. The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) is openly asking itself why powered two-wheelers (PTWs) have always been excluded

PTWs Not Welcome at European Mobility Week

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The motorcycle industry is having a hard time to stay on the political agenda in order to be regarded as a contribution to improving citizens’ mobility. The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) is openly asking itself why powered two-wheelers (PTWs) have always been excluded from mobility debates in the European Union.

While the bicycle industry is becoming more and more successful in promoting the bicycle’s contribution to fight congestion, CO2 emissions and health problems the PTW is presented as a problem in traffic. They are said to be polluting and dangerous. Therefore they are not welcome during the European Mobility Week which started yesterday and runs to September 22. .

The EU politicians have skipped the PTWs of their agenda and the PTW is no longer regarded as a serious means of transportation. According to FEMA General Secretary Aline Delhaye, “The EU is no exception to the rule, with the worsening effect that EU messages are disseminated not only in Europe, but worldwide.”

 

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