The creation, enhancement and maintenance of highway infrastructure require appropriate consideration of the dimensions and dynamic stability of motorcycles. Designers need to “think bike” and this will involve:
- Sourcing input from suitably trained and experienced riders to inform designs at an early stage and prevent the inadvertent inclusion of features that exacerbate safety risks for riders;
- Understanding the key relationship between the road surface and motorcycle braking, steering and accelerating;
- Exploring new ideas and trialling initiatives (for example, allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes); and
- Taking steps to ensure that any proposed traffic calming schemes will not present unintentional yet serious safety risks to motorcyclists.