MAG confirms breakthrough meeting with Minister for Roads.

MAG confirms breakthrough meeting with Minister for Roads.

The Motorcycle Action Group (MAG) confirms a ‘breakthrough’ meeting with the Minister for Roads, Buses and Places. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 27th January.

Selina Lavender, Chair, and Colin Brown, Director of Campaigns & Political Engagement, will meet Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Baroness Vere of Norbiton. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 27th January 2021.

Selina Lavender wrote to Grant Shapps in December 2020 calling for a meeting with a minister and, as a result of that letter, Baroness Vere of Norbiton offered to meet MAG.

Selina and Colin will ask the Government to place motorcycling in the heart of UK transport policy.  Motorcycles are a vital part of the multi-modal future of transport, so transport planning and policy should support the choice to ride.

  Selina Lavender said: 

“I am delighted by the prompt response to our request for a meeting.  Certainly, this shows the influence that our organisation is developing.  The Government is rightly focusing on one very urgent priority, but that does not diminish the importance of this subject.  I am looking forward to a constructive meeting which, I hope, will prove to be a breakthrough moment for us.  We will report on the key points of discussion after the meeting.”

MAG is promoting a multi-modal vision for the future of transport. In short, MAG wants policy that boosts the benefits of the mode.