I just witnessed a scooter being issued a parking ticket for parking next to a bus stop. This is on in Melbourne, Queen Street between Bourke and Little Bourke. I stopped and asked the ranger what he was ticketing the scooter for. He said that a bus had pulled up and had nowhere to let his passengers off. This strip of footpath is interjected with a bunch of crap - traffic light boxes (or something), cafe seating (of which they probably have a permit). Anyway, the bus zone is about two bus-lengths long, and it had (and usually has) about 2-3 bikes parked along side it. Today there were four including the scooter. To be fair there wasn't much room left for a bus to let their passengers off with all the bikes, scooters and chairs and tables, but this ranger only gave one lone scooter a ticket. Perhaps because it was the ugliest one of the four (fair game ) but why give one a ticket and not another? So my question is: a) is it against the law to park next to a bus stop b) if so, what about loading zones? If it is your scooter you'd best skedaddle and take some pictures of your scooter in context of the other bikes. The ranger was taking photos (of the lone scooter - he said they were for court to prove his case), the context with the other bikes would probably get the ticket thrown out in court!