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Swedish motorcyclists meet the minister of infrastructure

Swedish motorcyclists' association SMC (member of FEMA) was recently invited to a meeting with infrastructure minister Tomas Eneroth. It was the first meeting after the formation of a new government and the purpose was to follow up problems SMC discussed with the Swedish government earlier. On the agenda: relations with the

Cypriot motorcyclists in top meeting with transport minister

This week FEMA member CMRC, the Cyprus Motorcycle Rights Club, met with the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mrs. Vasiliki Anastasiadou. The meeting was attended by administrative officials of the Ministry such as the Director of the Ministry, together with the Road Transport Department and the Public Works Department. CMRC President

Swedish riders: ‘Motorcycle parking should be free again’

Swedish FEMA member SMC wants the cities of Stockholm, Malmö and Lund to return to free parking for all powered two-wheelers. They are smart vehicles that help to reduce queues, congestion and parking problems. Stockholm should encourage more people to commute on two-wheelers to increase accessibiliy. Powered two-wheelers are small, smart

British motorcyclists’ refute fake news about speed limiters

After the news broke that 'Europe' wants overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) for cars, we saw articles appear in the press and on the internet - mostly in the UK - claiming that Europe was about to introduce mandatory speedlimiters on motorcycles. This is not correct. FEMA's British member organizations

Finnish motorcyclists have a clear vision for the future

Finnish FEMA member organization SMOTO just released their newest strategy and position paper. The document covers all aspects of motorcycling and clearly shows the vision of SMOTO for a bright motorcycling future. SMOTO was formed in 1989 and is an association of Finnish motorcyclists and motorcycle clubs. SMOTO has more than

Greek motorcyclists: ‘Advanced motorcycle training is not about racing skills’

The Greek motorcyclists’ organization MOT.O.E offers valuable advanced rider training, but they also visit high schools, talking to youngsters who could be interested in riding a moped and a motorcycle later. Thomas Kakadiaris explains. The Hellenic Motorcycle Institute (He.M.I.) Motothesis is the training organisation of MOT.O.E, the Motorcycle Federation of Greece

MAG UK discusses biking with the Mayor of London

The British Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) has held a long-awaited meeting with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The topics: motorcycle access to bus lanes and the threat bikers will be charged in London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone. The meeting was the result of months of lobbying, and the hugely helpful intervention of

Will banning bikes solve Spain’s pollution problems?

The Spanish cities of Barcelona and Madrid will make entering the city centre on a motorcycle virtually impossible. This is reported by Spanish FEMA member AMM (Asociación Mutua Motera). In the last decade the Spanish city of Madrid, for example, took measures to counter pollution by lowering speed limits on roads

Swedish insurance data: ‘Anti-lock brakes reduce motorcycle accidents’

In Sweden the number of single motorcycle accidents where motorcyclists crashed while braking, has been halved since 2015, according to statistics from insurance company Svedea. For ten years Swedish FEMA member SMC have informed riders about the benefits of ABS (anti-lock braking system) and offered advanced training for riders, to teach

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