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Congestion tax call to include motorcycles

Melbourne has renewed calls for a CBD congestion tax, but now the plan is to include motorcycles and scooters. Last week’s Melbourne future transport strategy suggested a system that would use number plate recognition for all vehicles. No fee amounts have yet been suggested, but report author Marion Terrill says Melbourne should follow cities such as …

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Melbourne Council draft transport motorcycle parking conspiracy theory transport spokesman Cr Frances Gilley

Footpath parking ban a ‘conspiracy theory’

Claims that the Melbourne Council Draft Transport Plan will reduce motorcycle parking in the city is a conspiracy theory, says transport spokesman Cr Frances Gilley (above). However, he does admit they will restrict some footpath parking in the short term with a long-term option of removing all motorcycles from CBD footpaths. In the meantime, he …

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Centre of the road motorcycle parking Melbourne strategy

Road-centre parking for motorcycles

Centre-of-the-road parking should be turned over to motorcycles as it is less dangerous than for cars and would increase the number of parking spots, according to the Motorcycle Riders Association (MRA) in Victoria. The suggestion is one of many being put forward by riders and their representatives after Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Sally Capp released a new motor …

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Melbourne's Elizabeth St motorcycle district discussion paper

Paper threatens Melbourne footpath parking

Melbourne has long been lauded for its motorcycle-friendly council and its free footpath parking for motorcycles, but that now seems to be under threat from a new motor vehicle discussion paper. Lord Mayor Sally Capp has released the paper which includes dot points about reducing the access of motor vehicles to the CBD for the …

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

Rider survey on park-ride stations

Rural Victorian riders who would like park-and-ride stations to commute to work by train or bus have been urged to take part in a phone survey. Transport Victoria new product development manager Adrian Webb says the survey will help them plan suitable infrastructure. “There’s no point building infrastructure unless we have a really clear idea …

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Melbourne zones

Concern for motorcycles in car-free zones

A Victorian rider group has called for motorcycles and scooters to be included in proposed car-free zones in Melbourne. The City of Melbourne has just released two transport discussion papers which include suggestions for car-free zones or “superblocks”, less on-street parking and less footpath clutter. Concerned with a lack of rider consultation, the Independent Riders …

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Melbourne's Elizabeth St motorcycle district discussion paper

Melbourne motorcycle scene changes

Melbourne’s famous Elizabeth St motorcycle precinct is dwindling as shops close and move online to reflect the current trends of riders shopping on the web rather than in shops. Modak Motorcycles is closing shop and moving its business totally online while Spot On Motorcycles is moving out of Elizabeth St to Hoddle St to bigger …

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Footpath parking protest support

Call for footpath parking support

Riders have been urged to show their support for footpath motorcycle parking by attending a City of Port Phillip council meeting tomorrow night (May 17,2017). In February, 2016, council began a “six-month trial ban” on footpath motorcycle parking in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. City of Port Phillip spokeswoman Fiona Blair said at the time that the …

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Footpath parking protest

Footpath parking ban protest a ‘success’

Riders who staged a protest today (February 21, 2016) against a motorcycle footpath parking ban in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda have claimed it a success, despite a moderate turnout and some riders allegedly being booked. The protest was sparked by rider Darren Carson when footpaths around St Kilda were ruled out for a six-month trial ban. He was …

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Footpath Parking protest

Riders protest footpath parking ban

Melbourne has been at the forefront of footpath parking for motorcycles, but now footpaths around St Kilda have been ruled out for a six-month trial ban even though it is the site of a popular annual motorcycle Toy Run. Rider Darren Carson is organising a protest park in St Kilda for this Sunday, February 21. …

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