Yes you heard right, free parking for motorcycles and scooters, as well as smaller scooters will be allowed to park on side walk as long as it does not impeed foot traffic!
Please read below for more info.
Councillor Cadman brings scooter and motorcycle parking motion
At this week’s city council meeting, COPE Councillor Cadman will be bringing
forward a motion on increased free scooter and motorcycle parking.
It asks that parking and engineering staff initiate a revenue-neutral by-law
change to free-up street parking by designating free parking for motorized
scooters and motorcycles. It further elaborates that this parking would be
for 6 meter spaces between pedestrian crosswalks and auto parking after
According to Councillor Cadman, this initiative is “consistent with the
Greenest City Initiative which has a mandate to reduce carbon output. As
motorized scooters use up to 90 percent less gasoline than automobiles and
motorcycles are much better on fuel-use than cars, it makes sense for us to
encourage residents to switch to more environmentally friendly modes of
According to Ian Tootill, a motorcyclist who suggested the motion, “there is
very little on-street parking available on Vancouver roadways, forcing
motorized cycle operators to find innovative solutions which are often
illegal and sometimes dangerous. Scooters and motorcycles regularly
encounter problems when currently parking because other vehicle operators
often do not see them which results in increased auto insurance rates.”
Best practices in neighboring cities with similar transportation challenges
to Vancouver’s (including San Francisco, Portland and Toronto) all have
established free and abundant parking to encourage and accommodate scooter
and motorcycle use.
Information: Rachel Marcuse, COPE 604-312-9057 604-312-9057,
Skip to 1:14:00 for the presentation of the motion.
Link to e-mial your congressmen
If we ever want to see a change NOW IS THE TIME! Send them an e-mail or give them a phone call telling them how important it is to you.