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New motorcycle parking bays in Newcastle.

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by rourkster, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. I noticed the other day that Newcastle Council has marked 4 "Motorcycle Only" parking bays in Hunter St nr the corner of Bolton St and opposite the old Post Office. They are marked at a 45 degree angle to the kerb and were wide enough for my saddle bag equipped Vulcan to fit comfortably between a BMW F650GS and an R6. From memory, I don't believe they had a time limit on them and you didn't need to pay anything.

    I got talking with the bloke who runs the newsagent just up the road (who rides a SV650) and he told me the council have put them in on a trial basis and are monitoring them for usage. Depending on how often they are used, the council may consider installing more in other areas.

    I know it's not much, but it's a start, and I'm calling on all Newy riders to try and patronise these spots whenever you're in town.


     
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  2. It is good that councils are starting to appreciate the need to provide motorbike parking.
     
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  3. I may be cynical but I'll bet if they do prove successful they'll be charging & the total cost of all the bikes will reap them more than cars for the same space! I have seen some specified bike parks in the CBD but from memory they couldn't fit a car in them anyway! Hope we never get specified bike parking to take off if it means we lose the right to park on the footpath for free!
     
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  4. You bloody ripper. I reckon we're one step closer to getting a bike only spot marked for us along warf road for me Sundays in the sun.
    All sounds a bit Aussie of me dont it?

    Nice lookin out Si
     
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