Dumb question about parking

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Tim, May 15, 2011.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    As I sink deeper into the mire of the motorcycling world, I've come to
    realise there's so much I don't know.

    Tonight's conundrum concerns parking motorcycles. Where can you legally
    park, what do you do if you use a carpark where you're supposed to leave a
    voucher in your windscreen? What about pavemnts? Are there any good
    websites explaining the do's and don't's?

    Tim, May 15, 2011
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    wessie Guest

    all of the pay & display car parks around here have separate areas for
    motorcycles, which are free.

    I noticed in Cardiff the other day, separate bays for motorcycles and
    bicycles. Both had security hoops but it clearly stated that motorcyclists
    would be fined for using the bicycle bays. Not sure how they would enforce
    that as my V5 says "bicycle" under taxation class.
    wessie, May 15, 2011
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  3. Tim

    YTC#1 Guest

    Although we generally park on pavements, it is I believe illegal and some
    councils will ticket you for it. Others like Leeds have motorbike parking

    If in doubt, ask an attendant.

    If it is a sticker on the screen job, let your conscience decide if you
    buy one or not. As it may blow away ....
    YTC#1, May 15, 2011
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    David Guest

    Every council and car park operator has their own rules. Some make it
    easy to find out what those rules are (by mentioning motorcycles on
    the signs in the car park, or by putting the information on their web
    site) but others don't. www.motorcycleparking.com has useful
    information for London and some other cities. It's well worth taking
    the trouble to find out what the rules are: in several places you can
    park a bike, free, in pay & display and/or residents only spaces.

    Where you are expected to display a ticket, the advice often given is
    to write "Motorcycle" and your reg. no. on the ticket, to stop anyone
    else taking it to use. I've also seen advice to take a photo of the
    ticket on your bike in case it blows away, but don't know whether this
    would actually get you off a fine.

    David, May 15, 2011
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    Pip Luscher Guest

    Which reminds me of a thought (yes, yes) that popped into my head the
    other day: if one was riding a bicycle and had a paramotor unit
    strapped to one's back but not physically attached to the bicycle,
    would the combination class as a motor vehicle? There's probably some
    law against using propellers or emitting excessive slipstream, mind.

    Not surprisingly, YouTube has the video.
    Pip Luscher, May 15, 2011
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    Colin Irvine Guest

    We've simply applied common sense - never had a problem.
    Colin Irvine, May 15, 2011
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    ogden Guest

    If you park in a regular bay, buy a ticket as if it was a car.

    I usually plonk the bike somewhere I think is suitable and chance it.
    Which is how I ended up paying 60 quid for a haircut a few weeks ago.
    ogden, May 15, 2011
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    Buzby Guest

    Doesn't wash with the Westminster Council Gestapo
    Buzby, May 17, 2011
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    Vass Guest

    ?>"YTC#1" wrote in message
    I buy one and use my phone to take a photo of the ticket in case of it being
    Vass, May 17, 2011
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