Toronto city council has voted to scrutinize the motorcycle parking issue.
In a 28-2 vote yesterday, city council decided to review the issue of free two-wheeler parking. The results are due in February, says the Toronto Sun.
Council will not only look for ways to charge motorcyclists for street parking in Toronto, but also look for ways to charge for long-term, on-street parking permits.
Of course, city politicians say the move is all about fairness, and raising funds. They say there’s no reason why motorcyclists shouldn’t have to pay their way.
However when motorcyclists do try to pay their way, the ticket stubs they purchase can blow off, or be stolen off, their parked motorcycles, resulting in an unfair ticket. Before the free parking rule was in place, this happened enough that the city itself recognized the plan just wasn’t working, which is how we ended up with free parking in TO in the first place.