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Motorcycle parking spaces replaced

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Motorcycle parking spaces lost in the Brisbane CBD are steadily being replaced, but there remains some confusion on how many spaces have been lost.

Some 200 motorcycle parking spots were reported lost on January 1 when the Casino redevelopment project began: 60 parking bays permanently lost in Alice Street, William Street and Queens Wharf Road and 140 more temporarily closed during construction of the boardwalk, bikeway and foreshore works.

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Lost Brisbane CBD spaces

However, Brisbane City Council says the number of temporary spaces lost during redevelopment was 90, not 140, and they have replaced 65 with the opening of 32 new spaces at North Quay this week and may soon have 89 bays replaced.

Council traffic and transport engineer Anthony Burke says the lost parking bays were: Queens Wharf near Victoria Bridge, 22; Queens Wharf under Elizabeth St ramp, 9; Queens Wharf at Neville Bonner Building, 25; William Street between Alice and Margaret streets, 22; and Alice Street between William and George streets, 12.

“The spaces on Gardens Point Road at QUT will be temporarily closed during the foreshore works but we don’t have dates yet or total numbers impacted until we have a construction management plan,” he says.

“The worse case will be all 145 spaces.”

Maps of motorcycle parking in various areas of Brisbane are available online.Brisbane CBD motorcycle parking spaces

Council remains adamant it will not be more flexible on footpath parking like Melbourne, saying the footpaths are too narrow.

Instead, they have sought alternate sites and asked riders for their input and suggestions.

Some 24 more motorcycle parking spots are expected to be opened at Kurilpa Point Park next if there are no objections from the four submitters as part of the development approval process.

The new spaces would bring the total replaced to 89, says Anthony.

“We will also be delivering about 12 on Transport Main Roads land on North Quay around the same time so will be above the 90 specs very soon,” he says.

However, there is still much work to be done by council to replenish the spaces permanently lost and keep pace with the continuing growth in demand from two-wheeled commuters.

If council wants to do anything about traffic problems, it needs to encourage more commuter drivers to switch from their cars to motorcycles and scooters.

  1. Time for a “Ride your bike to the city day”.

    At 05:00 and park one bike dead centre per car space!

    Park legally of course and gum the place up.

    Sorry.. an ageing child of the 60s… civil disobedience is in my nature!

  2. “Council remains adamant it will not be more flexible on footpath parking like Melbourne, saying the footpaths are too narrow.”
    Pull the other leg.

    Well, there’s enough space for restaurants & coffee shops to put tables & chairs all over the footpath, the council to put seats & bus stops with huge queues of people lining up al over the footpath, you name it.

    All occupy more space than a motorcycle.

  3. Brisbane City Council are a car-centric, car-obsessed and traffic-inducing group of dinosaurs.
    Hundreds of cities around the world are embracing and enabling sustainable and active travel, car-free zones, cycle superhighways, and space-efficient transport.
    Not BCC. Cars rule and screw the population.
    BCC presses on, determined to turn our city into a choked, car-infested, pollution nightmare.

  4. I rode in for International ride to work day, time prior was last year. That time I received a ticket which I subsequently had tossed. Easier to drive my car and costs no more time when factoring putting on gear and changing at work. Car is cheaper than public transport, more convenient, only about twice what it costs to ride a motorbike and as a disabled person (mobility impairment) its free and untimed (that’s why the ticket was tossed). IF BCC ever got serious about trying to encourage motorbikes I would rethink my options, but for now the car rules as is their want. Also parking in a space denies BCC parking meter income of about $40 a day, roughly $8,000 per annum. If you want to organise a civil disobedience disruption, get disabled people to drive in and park in standard spaces, its free if over 30 minutes and untimed. Just be careful of clearway zones.

  5. Seems to me some of your respondents do not have any idea about what is ‘law’ in Queensland.
    The notion some people have that the BCC s to blame for everything is wrong.
    BCC does not have the legislative jurisdiction over on street matters, or what is commonly know as, ‘the Queens Highway’, such jurisdiction lies with the State of Queensland.
    Queensland ‘law’ says, ‘no parking on footways’, simple as that, and that includes motorcycles.
    Attempting to compare, criticise and bully an issue will not solve it, sensible, constructive compromise will.
    So those who are making stupid uninformed statements are doing the challenge of replacing the lost motorcycle parking even harder with their unfounded and unrealistic attitude.

    1. Then why are the parking officers BCC employees and not state government employees. Are you saying that all the tickets they issue are illegal? Why do BCC have jurisdiction over footpath eating guidelines and space that establishments can use?

  6. ” BCC remains adamant it will not be more flexible on footpath parking like Melbourne, saying the footpaths are too narrow.”
    total BS

    Look at the 3 small pics of bikes parked outside the Gardens, footpath is narrow
    but plenty of room for bikes AND BCC has painted bikeparks there.
    Same outside Royal Bris Hospital.

    BCC just hates bikes.

  7. Hi

    I have moved from Melb to Brisbane and just bought a scooter to get to the train station.

    I have been parking in the footpath thinking that this was ok. From this article – obviously not. I don’t see any parking for scooters on the road so what are you supposed to do – park in a car spot?

    1. You 2 correspondents of July & December 2017 just do not get it.
      Making accusations that, ‘the BCC just hates bikes’, is a stupid uninformed comment.
      The young person who came from a southern state, I sympathise with, but the facts are that footpath parking of any kind, cars or motorcycles, any kind of registered vehicle, unless approved under certain exceptional approved circumstances are illegal under Queensland State law.
      The BCC does not have over riding jurisdiction over State legislation , it is the other way round.
      Any major changes to on street parking within the bounds of the City of Brisbane, come under its jurisdiction, given to it in a Chapter of the Queensland Traffic Act and approved by the State from time to time.
      Bear in mind also that it is just not the BCC Local Law Officers who issue Infringement Notices, Qld Police Service Officers can and do issue parking Infringement Notices.
      In Brisbane’s outlying suburbs BCC Local Law Officers do not do regular parking patrols, they do respond in most cases to a complaint lodged by local residents with the BCC Call Centre.
      The best choice one has if in doubt, is to ask the relevant authorities if they are unsure of their rights.
      Uninformed whinging is not the answer.

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