Lobbying for Riders' Rights in a Changing Transport Landscape
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council Impact Accelerator Account
Principal Investigator: Professor Mathew Humphrey
Duration: January – March 2022
Professor Mathew Humphrey has recently been awarded funding from the ESRC IAA for a research impact project on ‘Lobbying for Riders’ Rights in a Changing Transport Landscape’.
The project involves a partnership with the Motorcycle Action Group, and RideTo Motorcycle Training. It builds on an earlier Leverhulme Trust funded research project into the political representation of motorcyclists via riders’ rights organisations. This impact project is seeking to understand the motivations and aspirations of new riders of powered two-wheel (PTW) transport, and how their interests as riders might best be represented. These PTW riders are entering a rapidly changing transport environment, with increasing emphasis of road safety, decarbonisation, clean air zones, urban micro-mobility, and a significant increase in PTW home delivery services.
This project will create focus groups of new riders in different regions of the UK, seeking to understand why they have chosen to ride now, and whether, and if so how, they want to keep riding in the future.
Be part of the focus group.