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Old 01-17-2013, 01:01 PM   #33
wiseblood
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Originally Posted by fritzthecat View Post
You need to convince the car / truck drivers that filtering / lane sharing is advantageous for THEM, not the bikes.
New research indicates motorcycle commuting reduces traffic congestion and emissions
The study, which was presented at the Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles (ACEM) 2012 Conference in Brussels, found that if 10 percent of all private cars were replaced by motorcycles in the traffic flow of the test area, total time losses for all vehicles decreased by 40 percent and total emissions reduced by 6 percent (1 percent from the different traffic composition of more emission-reduced motorcycles and 5 percent from avoided traffic congestion). A 25 percent modal shift from cars to motorcycles was found to eliminate congestion entirely.
http://www.gizmag.com/motorcycles-re...gestion/21420/
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