The rival Victorian Motorcycle Council described the claims as “scaremongering”, saying there was only an issue about parking around Luna Park in the City of Port Phillip which they claimed to be involved in resolving.
IRG spokesman Damien Codognotto says the new Lord Mayor “is right to take time to assess the traffic situation in Melbourne”.
“It is complex and some methods of getting around our city get more attention than others.”
He says Transport Committee chair Nicolas Frances Gilley is “openly pro bicycle which is a good thing”.
However, he says attempts to work with Bicycle Network and Victoria Walks on matters of mutual concern and benefit have been fruitless so far.
“We knew these documents were coming and called for motorcycles and scooters, as a legitimate part of City traffic, to be considered and treated differently to cars.
“We called for motorbikes to be exempt from bans and costs aimed at keeping cars out of the CBD.”
The IRG, which is a member of the Motorcycles In Melbourne Committee has also called for an improvement in off-street motorbike parking with facilities such lockers for protective clothing and a trial of forward stop lines for filtering motorcycles.