Not sure if this is off-topic or general. Please ops, move it to the correct section. At my local shopping centre, I normally park my bike on a wide "median" strip where shoppers sometimes put their trolleys there (if they are too lazy to take it back to the trolley ramp). Thankfully, the trolley attendants remove the trolleys before I get there. Also this median strip separates parking spaces from the driveway/internal roadway. Today, as ususal, I parked my bike on that "median" strip and the council ranger told me to remove my bike off the strip and park my bike in a normal car space. He was about to fine me. After saying a few key words to him, I did move my bike and parked my bike as directed. I wasted an entire car space. The reason the ranger gave why I should park my bike in a normal car space includes: "not shopping centre property, it's council property and our rules states that you can't park there." "You are breaking council rules", "nothing should be on there". When I told him that I am wasting a car space that should go to one of the elderly drivers looking for a parking spot, he shrugged his shoulders and said that he didn't care. I then said some more key words. I have been fined by Warringah Council Rangers (for other non-bike reasons) in the past. They have fined so many people for so many trivial reasons. They even caused havoc in Backyard Blitz. Parking a bike in any other spot other than a normal car space saves time for both the bike rider and car drivers. Most times, it is hard to find a parking space. This is why I ride my bike there instead of driving my car. I asked the ranger if he was forcing me to drive my car instead. Again he shrugged his shoulders, he just seemed happy to throw his authority/power around. Also, this parking area has no bike only parking spaces. We could petition for bikes only spots but I doubt whether or not they would create extra spots. They would probably just take away an existing car space and label it "Bikes Only". Cars will park over this spot if they are desperate for parking. This ranger was trying to fine other cars/bikes, so I just stood in front of the number plates (with helmet on) while he was trying to take photos. I don't have a problem if the rangers were fining cars that parked too long, parked in No Stopping/Loading zones, or cars that took up disability spots when they are not supposed to, etc. I have created an extra parking spot for a car by parking up on the strip. Also, it is not a hazard nor is it in anyone's way. Many other bikes do it as well and creates spots for elderly people or mums with babies. At least I do not park on the footpath where shoppers walk along (like one or two bikes I have seen). My big regret was not knowing how to do a wheelie or mono or something that would have attracted attention. (Maybe I was wise for not doing that). I couldn't even rev my bike up loud when I was leaving because I didn't want to scare the baby in the next parking space. His mum was trying to place him in the baby seat and I didn't want to offend her. So I shook my head at the ranger, letting him know what I thought of him.