Motorcycle and scooter riders urged to make a submission to the Brisbane City Council draft transport plan - parking BCC bicycles lip

Transport plan lip service to motorbikes

Motorcycles rate just five “motherhood statements” in a 115-page Brisbane Transport Plan that pays lip service to riders and sought no input from any motorcycle group representatives. Despite the statements that acknowledge motorcycling benefits, the plan includes no strategy to encourage motorcycling. Meanwhile, whole sections are devoted to cycling and how it can improve traffic, …

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Brisbane CBD motorcycle parking bays

More motorcycle parking bays available

Some motorcycle parking bays have been narrowed to fit in more spaces as Brisbane City Council struggles to replace parking lost to the Queens Wharf redevelopment. The latest additions are in the Ann Street motorcycle parking zone under the Riverside Expressway ramp between North Quay and George Street. Council traffic and transport engineer Anthony Burke …

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Brisbane CBD motorcycle parking spaces tolls

Motorcycle parking spaces replaced

Motorcycle parking spaces lost in the Brisbane CBD are steadily being replaced, but there remains some confusion on how many spaces have been lost. Some 200 motorcycle parking spots were reported lost on January 1 when the Casino redevelopment project began: 60 parking bays permanently lost in Alice Street, William Street and Queens Wharf Road and …

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Riders to help solve CBD parking scarcity

Riders to help solve CBD parking scarcity

Riders have been invited to form a special council working group to find motorcycle parking spaces in the Brisbane CBD and fringe areas to replace the 200 parking sites lost during the casino redevelopment. Brisbane City Council infrastructure chair Cr Amanda Cooper says she “supports this casino project but not the loss of motorcycle parking”. …

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Fight on for lost motorcycle parking activists flexible

Fight on for lost motorcycle parking

Brisbane riders are being asked to fight against the loss of up to 200 designated motorcycle parking spaces in the CBD from January 1, 2017, while the new Casino is built. About 60 spaces will be permanently lost in Alice Street, William Street and Queens Wharf Road and 140 more spaces are closing during construction of the boardwalk, bikeway and …

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David Hinchliffe and his SYM scooter - Former politician regrets rider support

Former politician regrets lack of rider support

It’s rare for a politician to admit they are wrong, but this former politician regrets not giving enough support to motorcycle and scooter riders. Former Brisbane Deputy Mayor David Hinchliffe (brother of MBW founder Mark Hinchliffe) quit council a few years ago and replaced his council car with a 50cc scooter. David says he was …

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200 motorcycle parking spaces lost cyclists

200 motorcycle parking spaces lost

Brisbane CBD will lose up to 200 designated motorcycle parking spaces after work starts in December 2016 on the new Casino development. The State Government has confirmed that approximately 60 spaces will be permanently lost in Alice Street, William Street and Queens Wharf Road. There are 140 more spaces which will be closed during construction …

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Brisbane free motorcycle parking CBD

Make motorcycle footpath parking legal

While 100 free motorcycle footpath parking spots have been added in Brisbane, you still can’t legally park your motorcycle on the footpath outside your home in most Australian towns and cities. Most municipalities ban parking your motorcycle, scooter or any vehicle on the footpath, nature strip or centre strip and hard-headed and hard-hearted council parking …

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