Motorcycle and scooter riders' 21st annual commuting day is this coming
Monday, June 18th. Participation in the yearly demonstration is estimated to triple the number of riders on the road.
Motorcycle and scooter groups and organizations actively encourage riders to commute by cycle on this day. On Ride to Work Day
motorcycle and scooter commuters seek improved employer recognition and
support for this form of transportation and increased public and
government awareness of the positive value of riding.
Adding more commuting motorcycles and scooters makes urban parking
easier and traffic flow better, according to Ride to Work, a non-profit
advocacy organization. Studies have also shown that across the same
distances, riders reach their destinations faster than those using
automobiles. Most motorcycles and scooters also consume less resources
per mile than automobiles. "Riding to work on this day is fun and
highlights the positive value of motorcycling. For many people, riding
is a socially responsible form of mobility that saves energy, helps the
environment and provides a broad range of other public benefits," stated
Andy Goldfine, this year's event organizer.
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