The principal goal for this project is to evaluate the impact on the motorcycle ban in Yangon which has been in place since 2003. This analysis will be strengthened through the use of high-quality, comparable datasets for both Yangon and Mandalay – where motorcycle use is not prohibited. The evidence around driver and passenger fatality rates for motorcycle users is well-understood and this research will also include an analysis of safety levels for different modes in both cities.
This research objectives of this study can be summarised under three main themes:
Experimental evaluation on motorcycle ban
Recommendations to increase safety and security amongst vulnerable road users (VRUs)
Relationship between motorcycle use and accessibility