Park Smart: No Immunity for Motorcycles
Motorcycles (regardless of their size) are bound by the same parking rules as any motor vehicle. They are for example not exempt on the painted triangles around driveways or at corners, nor the outer edges of restricted zones indicated by No Stopping or No Parking signs. They cannot be left on City sidewalks or boulevards.
Motorcycles can share meter spaces with other vehicles, but both receive tickets if the meter is expired.
In Vancouver, two on-street time limit zones have been reserved exclusively for motorcycles. Both zones have two-hour limits and are located in the downtown core on the:
■South side 900 West Cordova at the west end of the block.
■East side 400 Howe at the north end of the block.
To provide more parking options for motorcyclists, EasyPark has supplied a number of off-street metered spots at selected parking lots in the downtown area. For 25¢ an hour (up to a maximum daily rate of $3.00), owners can leave their vehicles in a designated motorcycle parking area. The program is available at the following locations:
■Lot #2 - 150 W. Pender
■Lot #3 - 535 Richards
■Lot #5 - 520 W. Georgia
Monthly permit tags are also available. For more information on the program, call EasyPark at 604-682-6744 or visit their website at EasyPark Vancouver.