53 percent women want motorbikes
30 August, 2013
KARACHI: A research conducted by the Urban Resource Centre, Karachi, revealed that in 2010, the number of motorcycles in the city was one million.
Given the accelerating rate, the Karachi Transportation and Improvement Project run under the City District Government Karachi (CDGK) estimated that the number would grow to 3.6 million by 2030. Motorcycle is an unsafe means of transportation, which results in scores of fatal accidents every year, and causes traffic congestion on city's major thoroughfares.
What attracts the bike owners is the comparatively low cost, cheaper fuel expenditures, an easier way of commuting that saves time, and having a joy of owning a private vehicle, be it a two-wheeler!
To the surprise of many, 53 percent of the female respondents of a survey conducted by the URC said that they would like to commute by motorbike, if given an option. The number of female commuters is now rapidly increasing, and the day is not far when women will be seen riding scooters, breaking the established tradition of a religious society.