Powered two-wheelers (PTWs) are a popular form of transport providing mobility to millions of people worldwide. However, unlike other forms of motorised transport, PTW users, like bicycle riders, remain more vulnerable due to the intrinsic characteristics of the vehicle.
In Africa, road casualties, among which PTWs riders share a high proportion, are becoming an increasing source of concern. However Western solutions are not always applicable and creative solutions are needed to tackle the growing public health problem.
Recognition and adequate integration of PTW characteristics into mobility and road safety plans, will significantly contribute to an increased PTW users’ safety and make use of the full potential of this transport mode.
Motorcycling Matters aims at supporting transport and road safety stakeholders to properly integrate PTW specificities into their activities.