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Steve Farrell  says:

Census asks about cars and vans but not bikes

The 2011 Census has been slammed for ignoring motorcycles.One question asks households how many cars or vans they have but makes no mention of bikes.It says: ‘In total, how many cars or vans are owned, or available for use, by members of this household?’ A Census spokesman said: “After thorough consultation with users, namely the Department for Transport, including motorcycles...

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Captain Hook

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Captain Hook says:

Parking Congestion

"namely the Department for Transport, including motorcycles wasn't required as they don't contribute significantly to traffic or parking congestion."

Someone should mention that to Westminster Council.

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rjdjones

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rjdjones says:

religion

with no mention of bikes in the census I put "biker" in the religion section

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Edgey18

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Edgey18 says:

Parking Congestion

+1 To Captain Hook... How can they give that reason for not including motorbikes but on the other hand be charging them for parking.

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eltomo

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eltomo says:

"don't contribute significantly to traffic or parking congestion."

 

well then can i have some of my road tax back?

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joeslow

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joeslow says:

Fine by me

You heard it:

“After thorough consultation with users, namely the Department for Transport, including motorcycles wasn't required as they don't contribute significantly to traffic or parking congestion".

An endorsement for motorcycling from the dft, whatever next?

 

 

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steady2wheels

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I think this is a good thing if only to use that quote in future arguments, I think it is a very important statement to remember and to remind others of in future...

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Andy949494

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Andy949494 says:

Belief.

As ridjones says put it in the belief section but don't be ambigous - state "motorcyclist"

If enough riders claim this there could be benefits - for example it may offer anti-discriminatory protection as well as showing the powers that be that there are significant people with attitude.

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HOSBUSA

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HOSBUSA says:

We do`nt exist.

The only time bikers get a mention is when they want to do us down, apart from that we have NEVER existed. Right back since Fattie Two Jags did not include is in the Governments very early UK road transport policy.

We are invisible ;)

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exportmanuk

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exportmanuk says:

The census does ask further on in personal question 41  how you travel to work and includes motorcycle, scooters or moped.  that it is quite a significant statement from the DFT

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tomlloydy

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tomlloydy says:

@hosbusa

I feel like im invisible on the road sometimes too, people just pull right out in front of me!

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