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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Harley Rider Lance Wensley fined for parking between two cars flexible

Call for flexible motorcycle parking rules

Recent incidents involving motorcycle parking highlight the difficulties riders face in finding safe and legal parking in city areas and the need for law makers to be more flexible. Case 1 Gympie rider Lance Wensley (pictured above) was recently fined $48 for parking between two cars to avoid taking up a car space. He thought he …

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Footpath parking protest - ban

Council makes ban on footpath parking permanent

A Melbourne council has voted to permanently ban motorcycles from parking on several St Kilda footpaths, but has agreed to more on-street motorcycle parking areas. Port Phillip Council introduced a six-month trial ban on motorcycle footpath parking in some areas of St Kilda in February 2016 “for the safety of pedestrians”. The ban prompted a protest …

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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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Activists

Motorcycle activists needed

Motorcycle riders will continue to be marginalised victims of society unless they stop being keyboard warriors and become real activists, says a rider representative. Motorcycle Riders Association of Queensland president Chris Mearns says he is frustrated by the riders willing to criticise, but not help. The last time riders rallied in numbers was during the …

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Footpath parking threat bays

Is Melbourne footpath parking under threat?

The Independent Riders Group in Victoria is concerned that Melbourne’s much-vaunted motorcycle footpath parking is under threat. They claim the threat comes from a growing number of pedestrians, a strong cycling lobby claiming footpath space, comments by a former RACV boss, an MCG parking ban and alternative road-centre parking. However, the rival Victorian Motorcycle Council …

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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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