Last edited by CHIA; 08-08-2010 at 08:41 AM. Reason: added screenshot
direct link-by-clik works.
How many motorcycles can be parked in a new painted meter parking?
* 2009-2010 Mileage Contest Champion
* 2010 the first rider from BCSB crossed N. Cascades Hwy SR20
this is an excellent improvement!
A little confused as to if these corner clearance spots shown in this graphic:
...are they paid, metered spots? It seems that way. If so, I wonder how much these spots will cost? I'm assuming relative to the discounted rate of normal spots.
My bike is so much faster than yours that I dare you to ride it, you lame little turd. Do you have the balls to ride this BOTTOMLESS PIT OF TORQUE?
~Hunter S. Thompson
^ Ya, that part is unclear....I'm guessing at the same as others, 50% off, if paid by phone.
Before I rant: Thank you Bccom again for your work in the community. It's a good step forward.
I'm pretty sure I've seen 6 bikes fit into one parking space in downtown parking. Pender/hornby is a good example of this. I park there for free quite often.
at 50% off I can't help but feel ripped off. 80% off makes sense to me. I honestly couldn't really care as I don't commute downtown on my bike on regular basis. I'd rather take the bus. It just pisses me off about the idiots who come up with this.
now if it's 50% off the already discounted 50% off than that's fair.
Easy park says 50% off for motorcycles. She mentioned it was an excellent deal to park in their wonderful garage for $9.50 for an entire day. It drives me nuts as a motorcycle and make us of previously unusable space due to size or obstacles in a parking garage and they will charge you $9.50 for your creativity.
It's a step in the right direction. I agree, that it is a very small step, but its a step in our favour nonetheless.
Also, for those who frequent downtown, there are spots in parkades that are quite economical to stay in. Anywhere from 2/day near VCC in the M/C designated spots, and a few other places in the heart of the core for $5/day. They are not usually advertised, and you have to be "in the know" to know where they are. Much like there are many secret safe areas to park for free, but if those get advertised, they won't be safe anymore either. There are also a lot of construction zones that offer parking for the workers and if you talk nice to the job foreman, you might also get to park there too.
~If you can't change your situation, change your attitude. If you can't change your attitude, change your situation~
Just a reminder though, I don't believe this is in effect yet. I have not seen the new signs up yet.
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If it is not free I am not interested. Sure this is a step in the right direction and BCCOM did a good job but I am not impressed.
The city has thrown bike lanes all over the down town core. In some areas payed parking has been removed to allow this. Bike riders do not pay insurance and taxes on gas and yet they get handed these perks. The least they could have done for motorcyclists was to grant free parking. Typical bullshit. Rant over......
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so if we all decided not to use these discounted parking spots because we thought they weren't discounted enough, you think the City would do more to get our "business"?
Somehow, I think not.
It still is a step in the right direction and we should be grateful nonetheless.
I am curious though as to where these new designated parking spots will be. I assume they'll not be at the beginning of every metered block.
also, it's a bit unclear (or maybe it's because i just woke up) but when it says "pay by coin: regular rate" in the column "new painted metered parking for motorcycles", is the regular rate the same as the regular rate for cars in regular parking spots?
what's the difference then? we might as well park in regular parking spots on the street than to try to find these specific motorcycle-only lots.
seems like the only discounts come from using the pay-by-phone method.
unless the "regular rate" in the motorcycle-only spots IS discounted as per the last column "motorcycle meters: 50% discount"... which brings up the question, if we parked in the motorcycle-only spots and paid by pay-by-phone, would that be a 50% off the 50% discount?
Good job BCCOM!
NEXT: Interchangeable license plates for multiple motorcycles and one owner! (I can always dream...)
2009 Ninja 250R
1. Congratulations BCCOM.
2. Just my observation but it appears that some people would complain if they won the frickin' lottery.
3. I'd LOVE interchangeable licence plates.