What's the go with parking on the footpath?

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Wanwo, May 31, 2006.

  1. Wanwo

    Wanwo Guest

    .... or you know, parking pretty much anywhere on walkways around shopping
    centres and public places, as long as you're not blocking people walking of
    course. Do different councils have different rules? That would mean you'd
    have to ask each council you might park in what the rule is. I'm in suburban
    Melbourne. Any idea on this? I don't want to come back to find a ticket on
    my bike :(
     
    Wanwo, May 31, 2006
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  2. Wanwo

    Stunster Guest

    Its my understanding that in Victoria you can park your bike anywhere
    you please as long as your not obstructing all the usual things,
    Pedestrians
    fire hydrants
    emergency exits
    ticket machines
    disabled -things-
    or anything else sensible

    I think its a fantastic idea and everyone seems to obey it and make
    sensible decisions when parking their bike.... Pity its only a law in
    Victoria.

    http://mraa.org.au/forum/modules/issues/index.php?pagenum=2
     
    Stunster, Jun 1, 2006
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  3. Just be wary of 'private property', such as building forecourts,
    shopping centres and such. The rules don't apply there, and the owners
    can authorise the council to come in and fine you.

    Rob.
     
    Robert Irvine, Jun 1, 2006
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  4. Wanwo

    Nev.. Guest

    Be considerate and you won't have a problem.

    Nev..
    '04 CBR1100XX
     
    Nev.., Jun 1, 2006
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  5. Wanwo

    Nev.. Guest

    Are you sure? I thought in order for council to enforce their bylaws on
    an area of private property it had to be declared under local bylaws as
    such and clearly signposted as coming under local council jurisdiction
    for parking restrictions.
    Didn't the Melbourne city Council recently have to refund all parking
    tickets handed out in the new Docklands precincts because they had no
    legal jurisdiction to enforce bylaws in that area because it had never
    been officially declared to be under their authority?

    Nev..
    '04 CBR1100XX
     
    Nev.., Jun 1, 2006
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  6. Wanwo

    Wanwo Guest

    Awesome thx
     
    Wanwo, Jun 1, 2006
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  7. Wanwo

    Wanwo Guest

    Pity its only a law in
    Victoria.

    Glad I live in a bike friendly state then.
     
    Wanwo, Jun 1, 2006
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  8. Wanwo

    Wanwo Guest

    Oh of course the other advantage is everyone gets a chance to check out the
    bikes :)
     
    Wanwo, Jun 1, 2006
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  9. I don't know the mechanics of how they get the council to police such
    areas, only that it can be done.

    The point is to be wary on 'private property', as the rules may not (or
    may) apply.

    Rob.
     
    Robert Irvine, Jun 2, 2006
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