I received a ticket for my bike being in a vehicle parking bay with an expired meter. I now know that North Sydney is not like Sydney CBD and you still need to pay for a ticket. Fair enough, I'll cop the parking ticket on the chin... I spoke to the parking officer as I just caught him after he printed the ticket and he explained the below to me. I didn't see the point in fighting as I was (unknowingly) in the wrong. I did ask if he could let me off this time but he'd already printed the ticket. He was just doing his job and wasn't an ass about it. Taken from: http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/www/html/6461-motorbike-parking-within-parking-meter-zones.asp I explained to the officer that me riding a bike to Nth Sydney helped reduce congestion and parking problems so it's quite retarded they still charge for parking and fine people in this situation, which he agreed to. What he told me next surprised me though... He said if I park just off the footpath (like next to a building or a random area off the road out of the way) then he can't issue a ticket. The worst that can happen is the building owner or tenant gets pissed off. Conclusion: I think it's really stupid that bikes in Sydney can't park on the footpath like in Melbourne and different councils have different parking rules! Thankfully I rarely need to go to North Sydney. [/rant] What do you guys think about this?