The Vancouver Scooter / Motorcycle Parking Rally is coming May 5th.
We are at a pivotal junction right now as the city is currently revising its transportation plan for Vancouver – Your help is needed to make sure motorcyclists are heard. Dont live in Vancouver? Remember other municipalities will be watching what happens in Vancouver first.
HELP VANCOUVER BECOME MOTORIZED-CYCLE FRIENDLY!
BE AT THE RALLY IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER ON SATURDAY MAY 5TH 2012
WIN GREAT PRIZES!!
When: 7:45AM SHARP MAY 5TH 2012
Vancouver Aquatic Centre
1050 Beach Avenue (EAST PARKING LOT UNDER THE BURRARD STREET BRIDGE)
Bring $6 for parking at the rally final destination. 8am to 11am
Please RSVP to 604-874-3501 or email us
In 2010 the two wheeled community achieved a big achievement:getting the city to allocate parking for scooters and motorcycles. Even more important we put the Vancouver City government and engineers “in mind” of motorcycles and scooters as a important part of a progressive transportation solution for the city.
The purpose of the rally is as follows:
To urge Vancouver City to allocate MORE FREE PARKING which does not displace automobiles in spaces which are currently non-revenue generating (ie after intersections and before intersections).
The rationale for Scooter and Motorcycle Parking is that:
Scooters and Motorcycles represent a viable and fast growing alternative to automobiles which are economical, reduce congestion, have less environmental footprint than other motor vehicles and produce less wear and tear on roadways. Scooter and motorcycle riders are the future customers for electric motorcycles and riders.
The rationale for FREE Scooter and Motorcycle parking is:
-The spaces which have been allocated by the city so far (corner spaces on the far side of intersections) have been non-revenue generating and therefore do not require cost recovery.
-There are other cities that provide it, including Portland, San Francisco and Toronto
-Scooters and Motorcycles are to be encouraged as part of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan in order to encourage alternative modes of transport.
It was also agreed that this program shall have spillover effects with other municipalities who will find it much easier to emulate the program in Vancouver.
How can you Help:
Keep an eye out here for emerging details on the rally and also check out mcparking.ca
Lets get a full contingent of Coast Riders out May 5th!