Just announced today by the City of Vancouver (available on the City's website too):
June 5, 2006
City tests motorcycle parking in downtown
The City of Vancouver has created 30 metered spaces for motorcycle parking on various streets in downtown Vancouver. This is being done on a trial basis starting June 12.
These spaces are intended to serve the increasing demand for short turn-over
on-street motorcycle parking. Many motorcyclists currently park in corner clearances and other “No Stopping” areas, which is illegal and causes traffic safety concerns.
The new spaces will be designated for motorcycles only, with special decals on the meters. The spaces will be much smaller than regular automobile spaces (1.5 m wide), and will provide short-term motorcycle parking at half the rate of automobile spaces. They are located at:
· 1600 Alberni
· 1100 Burrard
· 500 Cardero
· 1600 Davie
· 1000 Dunsmuir
· 400-, 500-, 900- and 1000-blocks of Hornby
· 400 Howe.
A map showing the new motorcycle spaces, and other useful parking information, is on the City’s website at: vancouver.ca/engsvcs/
Motorcyclists looking for longer-term parking should use the various off-street parking lots within the downtown core (locations of these are also on the City website). Many of these off-street facilities offer a reduced rate for motorcycles.
City staff will report back to Council on the results of the trial early in 2007.
Doug Louie, Parking Management Engineer