How many motorcycles in a major city is too many motorcycles in a major city? In excess of 7 million is the answer – if you were wondering.
And after hitting this projected number one massive city in the world is looking into a plan to ban motorcycles from its road completely.
Moves are afoot by Nguyem Duc Chung who is the Chairman of the People’s Committee to stop motorcycles entering the city boundaries altogether from 2025.
At the moment Hanoi has 4.9 million motorcycles registered for use in the city with that number projected to rise to more than 7 million by 2020. It is argued by the authorities, according to a report on MasMoto, that by banning motorcycles it would force locals to switch from two wheels to public transport which would – in turn – actually reduce congestion.
We can’t see how that could happen given that 120 people sitting on a slow bus caught in traffic is nowhere near as quick in the flow of heavy traffic as 120 small bikes nipping through the prime-time heavy stuff, but if this ploy does go ahead it’s going to set some precedence for cities to ban motorcycles instead of promoting them as an alternative to the growing congestion problem.
- Buy AND Sell your bike for FREE! Yeah, FREE. Place your ad and shift your stuff in front of more than EIGHT AND A HALF MILLION users. - 3 June 2020
- FETTLING FRIDAY: How to REPLACE your bike’s HOSES and COOLANT. Episode SIX. MoreBikes NEW motorcycle maintenance VIDEO series. - 1 May 2020
- FETTLING FRIDAY: Episode Five. Replace your bike’s Clutch Plates and Hose. - 24 April 2020
Does this get you revved up? Tell us why...
Subscribe to MoreBikes Newspaper
Get MoreBikes delivered through your letterbox every month. 12 issues for £15. Click here for more information.
Get MoreBikes.co.uk Updates
Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive biking news straight into your inbox...
You can unsubscribe at any time.