Motorcycle parking in the City Centre

There are dedicated parking spaces for motorcycles in the city centre. Despite this more and more spaces design for motor cars are now taken up by motor cyclists. We have even observed motorcycles parked on pavements which on Bath’s busy streets seems to be inviting accidents.

The situation is made worse by the fact that as we understand it, and the BANEs website confirms, there is NO CHARGE levied on motorcycles occupying on street parking slots. Why not?

Not only do motorcyclist use their privileged position to use up more and more of the city’s limited on street parking places, often taking up a space designed to accommodate a car or van with just one motorcycle, but some of them put covers on their bikes and leave them for days, weeks and even months.

We have raised this issue with BANEs council and await some action.