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Parking spaces replaced during work

One hundred motorcycle parking spaces in Brisbane’s CBD will close from next week for about seven months during casino development work and be replaced by the same number of spaces elsewhere in the city. The North Quay riverside lane and footpath parking spaces between Tank and Ann Streets are expected to be closed from Monday …

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Strategy threatens motorcycle footpath parking

Melbourne’s lauded motorcycle-friendly footpath parking is under threat from a discussion paper to update the city’s Transport Strategy. Lord Mayor Sally Capp has released a discussion paper in June that suggested strategies for reducing the access of motor vehicles to the CBD for the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. An alarming finding for motorcyclists is …

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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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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 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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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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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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