2012 Vancouver Scooter / Motorcycle Parking Rally

http://www.mcparking.ca/Rally_Details.html

HELP VANCOUVER BECOME MOTORIZED-CYCLE FRIENDLY!
In 2010, riders told Vancouver City Council that there was not enough motorized cycle parking in Vancouver. Now we have some parking but it needs to be priced fairly, competitively.... and we need MORE! Vancouver City is lagging behind major cities globally that allow dedicated and free parking.

FREE AND LOW-COST ON-STREET PARKING IS URGENTLY REQUIRED
BE AT THE RALLY IN DOWNTOWN VANCOUVER ON SATURDAY MAY 5TH 2012

WIN GREAT PRIZES!!

When: 7:45am sharp, MAY 5TH 2012

Where: 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

History:
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

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