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

Can choosing motorcycle clothing be made easier?

We motorcyclists could probably use all the help we can get when it comes to choosing and judging our next, safe motorcycle outfit. FEMA’s Wim Taal investigates what we need to look for and asks if the new Australian star rating system for motorcycle clothing could work in Europe as

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

European parliament wants a large number of safety features in cars

On Thursday, 21 February 2019, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted the report on the General Safety Regulation from Róża Thun which within three years will lead to the implementation of a large number of safety features in cars. Several of these features are aimed

Motorcyclists need worldwide solidarity

The recently founded ‘FEMA Worldwide Solidarity Fund’ will help motorcyclists’ organizations all over the world to learn from European political experience in motorcycle issues. As FEMA grows bigger and becomes more influential, we notice that more and more motorcyclists’ organizations from non-European countries approach us for help and support. For example:

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

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists together call for safer roads in Europe

The International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP), the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) welcome the initiative of EU institutions to improve the safety of vulnerable road users as a part of revision of the directive 2008/96/EC on Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM). We furthermore

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

Motorcyclists and the European Commission have a top meeting

If you want to talk about improving road safety for European motorcyclists, the best place to be is the European Commission. So that is where FEMA went. A FEMA team had a top meeting with Matthew Baldwin, the recently appointed Deputy Director-General for Mobility and Transport and European coordinator for road

Motorcyclists are voters – European elections 2019

Our safety and freedom of movement as motorcyclists may well depend on decisions the Members of the European Parliament will take in the 2019-2024 parliamentary session. This is why FEMA is running the ‘Motorcyclists are voters’ campaign, aimed at all parliamentary candidates and at European motorcyclists. In the coming months we

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