Soon, motorcyclists should be allowed to use the HOV lanes on Ontario highways.
Ontario is one of very few places in the world that doesn’t allow motorcycles in high occupancy vehicle lanes with only a single rider. Upon election, Premier Doug Ford said his government would change this. Today, the province posted upcoming regulatory adjustments that included these changes.
If the planned changes go through, motorcyclists riding without a passenger will be able to ride along the HOV lanes on the 403, 404, 417 and the QEW, which will most definitely serve as an incentive for motorcyclists to ride to work in the GTA.
So, all good news! But our next question is: What about lanesplitting, hrm? Could someone please mention that to Doug Ford next?