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Motorcycle Lanes

Provision of separate lanes where there are large numbers of motorcycles can reduce the potential for conflicts with larger vehicles. Motorcycle lanes can be ‘inclusive’ or ‘exclusive’.

Inclusive motorcycle lanes

Inclusive motorcycle lanes are installed on the existing road and are usually located on the outside of the main carriageway for each direction of traffic flow. Motorcycle lanes may be separated from the rest of the road by painted lines or physical barriers. At intersections inclusive motorcycle lanes rejoin the main carriageway and crashes can occur.

Exclusive motorcycle lanes

Exclusive motorcycle lanes require a carriageway completely separate from that used by other vehicles. Exclusive motorcycle lanes minimise crashes between motorcycles and other road users and at intersections.

The Star Rating Demonstrator is a freely available tool with the iRAP online software, ViDA. With the Star Rating Demonstrator, it is possible to explore the impact that this Safer Roads Treatment has on risk.

Treatment Summary

Costs

Medium

Treatment life

10 years - 20 years

Effectiveness

25-40%

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