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

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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Fastest Way to Access JFK Airport via Motorbike

Fastest Way to Access JFK Airport via Motorbike

(Sponsored post about JFK Airport parking) JFK international airport on Van Wyck Expressway in Southern Queens is massive with four runways over 5200 acres and a ring road connecting the airport terminals. A motorbike is the most convenient mode of transport to get you to the airport parking lot. Imagine having a flight in the next …

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Parking fine

Hefty parking fine for motorcycle ‘overhang’

Riders could cop a hefty parking fine if their motorcycle is parked with its wheels inside a parking bay, but the body of the bike, handlebars or luggage leaning over the line as in the above photo. A Sydney rider found out the hard way when he copped a $263 fine for parking his scooter on …

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Toowoomba riding trainer Tony Gallagher watched in horror as his Kawasaki ZRX1200R sunk into thin bitumen and tall over in a Crows Nest main street parking bay.

Payout refused on parking fall damage

Toowoomba riding trainer Tony Gallagher watched as his 2001 Kawasaki ZRX1200R sunk into thin bitumen and then fall over in a Crows Nest main street parking bay. The incident caused about $1700 in damage to his bike that he uses in his business and ruined his $600 Shoei helmet. To add insult to “injury”, Toowoomba …

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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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Disabled rider Alan Francis claims parking discrimination

Disabled rider parking fine waived

Canberra rider Alan Francis has succeeded in having his $600 disabled parking fine waived, but will now campaign for disabled riders to get a more compact motorcycle-specific permit. Alan, 68, has now permanently attached his permit to his 2015 Harley-Davidson Low Rider’s left pannier. But that leaves him without a permit for his car. He …

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Disabled rider Alan Francis claims parking discrimination

Disabled rider claims parking discrimination

A disabled Canberra rider could face a $228 fine for copying his disabled parking permit and making his own holder to use on his Harley because no suitably secure system is available for motorcycles. Alan Francis, 68, says the ACT Transportation Department only supplies a flimsy plastic sleeve with the permit which would not be …

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Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp footpath parking under siege

Footpath motorcycle parking under siege

Melbourne’s much-lauded motorcycle footpath parking is under siege by Lord Mayor Sally Capp who says a survey shows that motorcycles and scooters are a major obstruction to pedestrians. While not saying motorcycles should be banned from footpaths, Sally said “more (on-street) spaces for motorcycles to park are needed so they park there instead”. Speaking on …

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Rude riders squeezing between bikes

Rude riders squeezing between parked motorbikes

The lack of parking bays in most cities is causing some rude riders to squeeze their bike or scooter between parked bikes like in the photo above. In areas where the individual bays are not marked with white paint, it is just rude. But in those delineated bays, the rider straddling the line could face …

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