Canada invisible on bike map


© Copyright 2006 SASI Group (University of Sheffield) and Mark Newman (University of Michigan) has produced maps on a large number of specialties, but now they’ve come out with a motorcycle-and-moped population map and we are not amused.

Canada is nearly invisible on the new map, but countries like China and India are ballooned with their abundances of motorcycles and mopeds.

The map ranks countries and shows Malaysia and Greece in the top two spots with fewer than five people per motorcycle.

Given Canada’s relatively small population, you might think we’d make out well on a map that rates bike use against people numbers, but it looks like we’ve got some catching up to do.

If we were to equal the size of India on this map, however, our streets would be constantly clogged with buzzing mopeds rather than occasionally rattled by straight-pipe cruisers.


  1. I would think our lack of population density is a virtue.
    I hate crowds and gangs and congestion and traffic jams and hog conventions and … well people in general and … no, make that all people except … Moto Guzzi riders and their sexy girlfriends. 🙁

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