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Why You Should Prefer Getting a Motorcycle Over a Car

(Sponsored post) Bikes and cars both have their benefits. Not that cars are any less useful, this article focuses more on promoting motorcycles. We have discussed why you should prefer to get a motorcycle instead of a car. Car is more useful when it’s snowing or raining; otherwise, bikes have much more benefits to offer. …

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Parking costs make motorcycling attractive

Australian car parking costs, which are among the highest in the world, should make motorcycling more attractive as bike parking is often free or discounted. The 2020 Parking Price Index of car parking costs in 65 major cities shows Sydney in third place only behind New York and Boston. Brisbane was in fifth place, Melbourne …

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Parking squeeze costs

Five motorcycles to squeeze into a car park

Riders will be expected to squeeze five bikes into one on-street car parking bay under a plan to free up Melbourne’s congested footpaths. A meeting of the Future Melbourne Committee agreed unanimously agreed this week to ban free motorcycle parking on some footpaths (see list below). They claim the loss of parking will be offset …

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Scooter fate

Footpath parking fate heard tonight

The fate of footpath parking in some areas of Melbourne’s CBD will be considered tonight (18 February 2020) at a meeting where council will also be asked to regulate rogue delivery scooter parking. Riders have been encourage to attend the Future Melbourne Committee meeting at 5.30pm on the Council Meeting Room, Level 2, Town Hall Administration …

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Melbourne plan for more street bike parking

Melbourne City Council plans to restrict motorcycle parking on footpaths near train stations and on narrow streets and increase street parking. The plan to “free up space for pedestrians” will turn 36 car street car parking spaces into 151 free, unmetered motorcycle spaces. Under the “Managing motorcycle parking on overcrowded footpaths” plan, motorcycles would be …

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Motorcycle parking bays under siege

Motorcycle parking is under siege from motorists who think they can use our parking bays and even put shopping trolleys in them. It’s rude, it’s lazy and it’s illegal. We have seen this happen on many occasions and social media is heaving with photographs of cars and other vehicles parked in motorcycle parking bays. In …

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Winter Motorbike Maintenance – The How-To Guide

(Contributed Post for our Northern hemisphere readers) There is no way to sugarcoat it – winter can be very tough on your motorbike. This does not mean, however, that you can’t get it out for a ride every once in a while. That, of course, with the right maintenance, to make sure your bike can …

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Riders claim parking fines unfair sydney

Parking victory for Sydney riders

A decision to charge riders for parking in some Sydney CBD areas has been reversed and riders who copped $82 parking fines have had them waived. In October we reported on two such riders who were caught out when the jurisdiction of the parking area changed from City of Sydney council (COS) to state government. Previously the …

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Disabled rider Alan Francis claims parking discrimination

Fight goes on despite disabled parking permit win

A Canberra rider who had his $600 disabled parking fine waived has also now received a second permit so he can have one in his car and one permanently on his motorcycle. Alan Francis (pictured above) says a more compact motorcycle-specific permit would be handy, but he is happy with the verdict. Victorian Motorcycle Experts Advisory Panel …

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Riders claim parking fines unfair sydney

Riders claim Sydney parking fines unfair

Sydney riders are claiming $82 parking fines they received are unfair as the jurisdiction of the area changed from City of Sydney council (COS) to state government without clear public notice. Previously the riders were able to park free in the Rocks, Pyrmont and Darling Harbour areas including outside designated bike-only zones as long as they …

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