As those who were there on friday night are aware the Police had a disscussion with me in regards to complaints that had been recieved by MCC and also refered to the Traffic Branch. Since we have been going down to coffee there hasnt been any issues with us ( motorcycles) , I recieved a call today in regards to the conversation on friday from the Traffic Section . They explained ( in a nutshell) that someone ? Resturants / shops within southbank complex has complained about the motorcycles and bicycles riding up the footpath. ( Friday and Saturday night ) even though we arent there saturday it may be another group going down there. Now the footpath has now been opened by MCC as shared walkway so this covers bikes ( pushys) to use it and still leaves us out in the cold in regards to riding down there. How this effects us : I was told by the traffic section that they have no issue with us per-say but was also told they would be making some visits down that way in the future to ensure law compliance. It is not illegal to park on the esplinarde but is legal to ride down there. In saying that, they understand that we travel at a slow walking pace. The traffic section has to respond to the complaint and I was given a heads up on this. At this point in time the traffic officer has my number and has said that if they are requested to go down they would not book anyone that is riding at slower than walking pace but will book anyone going quickly. If they are directed to respond anyone riding down will be given a warning only and he will notify me of a date ( cut off from when the warnings end and tickets start) when they will start booking people for riding down the esplinarde. This may not eventuate and the traffic officer was sympathetic to our cause , but the ultimate desicion lays with there powers to be and not them. we have 3 options as I see it . 1) continue with coffee night and wait to see if they start warning riders and see what unfolds . 2) move friday night coffee to another venue or even down to the open area closer to the bridge where you can enter through the one way street and leave through the car park. 3) disband coffee night as there now seems to be a coffee night every day of the week anyway . 4) do people want me look for another venue for coffee night in the CBD / city somewhere. I have put this up for your comments ( not to debate the discision as we have no say in it ) on what people want to do.