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Free motorcycle parking is under attack

Posted: January 13, 2011 by BlogMaster in Other Stuff
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I have received the following item from BRONZ in relation to Wellington City Council considering the option to charge motorcyclist for parking.  This seems such a weird approach for any Council to do as surely encouraging motorcycle use helps in so many way, just look at Melbourne and how they support motorcyclists.  So BRONZ ask that we all get behind their petition as that other cities don’t go down the same negative path…

Keep motorcycle parking free – sign the petition!

WCC are reviewing the use of on-road motorcycle parking, which may include the introduction of fees / charges.

Do your bit by signing the “keep it free” petition: http://www.wellington.govt.nz/haveyoursay/e-petitions/ep/details/147

Even if you aren’t a Wellingtonian – sign the petition.
If parking fees for motorcycles goes ahead here, you can guarantee one council will set a precedent for other councils “justifying” fees to be a nationwide thing.

Here is a link to the policy: http://www.wellington.govt.nz/plans/policies/parking/pdfs/parking2007-09.pdf

The Policy was drafted September 2007 with an implementation timeframe of 3 – 5 years. The motorcycle section in question is on pg 28 which states:

“f. Review the provision for motorcycle parking, including investigating issues such as quantity of spaces, location, parking price and motorcycle parking provision in town and suburban centres”

PS: Kudos and credit to BRONZ for organising this.

Also: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/4540138/Riders-pledge-protests-if-free-motorcycle-parks-go

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