A model change of 10% more motorcycles meant 40% less congestion - a modal shift of 25% meant no congestion
Traffic intensity versus speed, from the detailed study by Belgian consultancy Transport & Mobility Leuven
Motorcycle rich traffic flows carry far higher numbers of passengers
A slight shift in traffic composition from cars to motorcycles has been found to significantly reduce traffic congestion and emissions
The answer to the world's growing urban traffic congestion may be as simple as promoting motorcycling to commuters. A Belgian study has found that even a slight modal shift from cars to motorcycles in traffic composition significantly reduces traffic congestion and emissions. When 10 percent of cars are replaced by motorcycles, total time losses for all vehicles decrease by 40 percent and total emissions reduce by 6 percent.
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