The Route to
Tomorrow's Journeys

A policy document by the Motorcycle Industry Association

The evolution of our roads in the last 50 years has been dramatic. But not compared with the changes we must embrace in the next decade.

The need to reduce congestion and to improve air quality has put us on the brink of immeasurable change.

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Single occupancy cars and lightly laden vans will be driven out in favour of more energy efficient, less road hungry vehicles.

Walking, using public transport and cycling will rightly be promoted as the greener options, but they won’t fulfil every transport scenario.

Choosing the right vehicle for the right journey is where Powered Light Vehicles come in.

Just a 10% modal shift from private cars to PLVs would result in a 12% reduction in journey time delay for everyone according to our study.

Their smaller size and weight means that with the same 10% modal shift emissions of NOx and particulate matter fall significantly.

Electrification of PLVs offers further benefits with zero emissions and better energy efficiency than larger vehicles.

They have a significant role to play in the first mile, and every urban mile as well as last mile deliveries.

But creating a safe environment for them as we move towards the long term objective of achieving zero casualties on our roads remains a priority.

But creating a safe environment for them as we move towards the long term objective of achieving zero casualties on our roads remains a priority.

As we adapt to a new transport future, where choosing the right vehicle for the right journey is key - the role PLVs have to play in local and national transport policy must not be overlooked.

Download the report at mcia.co.uk/theroute