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Motorcycles could save cities on parking

If more was done to encourage motorcycles and scooters, cities across the world would save billions of dollars on providing valuable parking space. A study of five American cities has found that the costs of providing huge chunks of land for car-parking spaces are in the billions and, in per-household terms, up to $200,000 (all …

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Centre of the road motorcycle parking Melbourne

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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Noosa leads with motorbike parking

Noosa in Queensland is leading the way for two-wheeled transport with an equal number of motorbike parking spaces as car spaces in its main street and an official policy to encourage their use. This contrasts with Sydney which has recently reduced its CBD kerbside parking to accommodate bus, pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure as part of …

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Sydney motorcycle parking petition Emma MacIver

Sydney reduces CBD motorcycle parking

Sydney has reduced CBD kerbside parking to accommodate bus, pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure, prompting a petition for more motorcycle parking space. Petition organiser and commuter rider Emma MacIver (pictured above) says the city is lagging behind Melbourne and the rest of the world and Motorcycle Council of NSW parking subcommittee delegate Warren Cartledge says council’s …

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

Riders urged to help plan Brisbane transport

Motorcycle and scooter riders have been urged to make a submission to the Brisbane City Council draft transport plan before the deadline this Friday (March 30, 2018). In fact, infrastructure chair Cr Amanda Cooper says even late submissions will be considered. Motorcycles are not mentioned once in the 128-page Brisbane City Council draft transport plan, yet …

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Free motorcycle tolls and parking petition rejected

An online petition to axe motorcycle tolls and allow unrestricted footpath parking has been rejected by the Queensland Government despite attracting more than 2200 signatures. Petition organiser David White says scrapping scooter and motorcycle tolls and freeing up footpath parking would have sent clear signals that the government is serious about easing traffic congestion. Motorcycle …

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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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Axe tolls for motorbikes says petition

A petition seeking an exemption from motorway tolls for motorcycles and free parking on all footpaths has been posted on the Queensland Government’s e-petitions website. Click here to sign the petition The petition was drafted by rider David White who lodged an unsuccessful petition last year to review speed limits on Mt Glorious. The speed petition …

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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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