Canadian riders always assume that B.C. is more motorcycle-friendly than the rest of Canada. After all, they get less snow, right?
Maybe the weather is more conducive to two-wheeled transport, but not everything is better in B.C.; for example, compare Vancouver’s parking situation to Toronto’s.
Vancouver city government is making a big deal out of their parking changes for motorcycles; they’re adding 200 parking spaces for bikes by 2012 and offering free parking for electronic scooters. Sounds great eh?
Until, that is, you compare their policy to Toronto, where you can park your motorcycle in any public parking spot any time you want – and you don’t even have to pay. Looks like Vancouver’s still got some catching up to do…