The British Columbia Coalition of
Motorcyclists is pushing for free motorcycle parking in Vancouver and
asking motorcyclists to joint the effort.
A motion to allow free parking for scooters and motorcycles was sent to the City’s engineering
department in October for consideration and rewriting and has since
disappeared from view.
"The Olympics are now over and … we
expect action from this council to ensure that riders have safe, easy
and cost-effective parking. This does not mean expensive solutions
that involve costly complicated signage and painting. It does not
mean new meters all over the city and it does not mean displacing
passenger vehicles from space presently allocatedm," says the
"Let’s get on with it. Email mayor
and council at email@example.com and tell them you
want action on this initiative which is long overdue."
The coalition points out that Toronto
offers free parking for motorcyclists, San Francisco offers free and
cheap parking for bikes, and Portland, Oregon, offers free parking in
alleys for motorcycles.