governmentdocuments wrote:I understand many members of the forum feel motorcycles/scooters should park for free. Does anyone else feel that when it is possible for us to work within the system as it exists, the cooperation is appreciated?
I would much rather pay for parking in dedicated, protected motorcycle/scooter only spaces than to park on the sidewalk, take my license plate off or stage a protest.
Jillian wrote:I just sent off an e-mail to the Quinn address for comments, and CC'd Garodnick:
Dear Ms. [jillian]:
Thank you for contacting the office of Council Member Garodnick. Council Member Garodnick appreciates your sharing your views on Intro 301 with us.
While we are pleased to hear that you are supportive of this bill and that it aids your situation as a motorcyclist, I have shared your email with our Legislative Office for consideration of how else we might address this problem. Please feel free to contact our office about this or any other matter at (212) 818-0580.
Deputy Communications Director
Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick
governmentdocuments wrote:For motorcycles, attached to the headlight and readily visible from the adjacent driving lane;
Int. No. 46
By Council Members Lappin, Brewer, Gennaro, James, Koppell, Lander, Nelson and Dromm.
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of transportation to create a plan for parking motorcycles. Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Legislative findings and intent. Persons cannot park motor vehicles in areas controlled by muni-meters without first purchasing the amount of parking time desired from the meter, and displaying a payment receipt in the vehicle windshield if such requirement is indicated. The Council finds that persons parking motorcycles have little to no means of securing such payment receipt on the vehicle for display. Thus, payment receipts for motorcycles are often lost, damaged or stolen. This bill would address this problem by requiring the Department of Transportation to create a plan to address motorcycle parking in areas controlled by muni-meters.
§2. Subchapter two of chapter one of title nineteen of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-175.4 to read as follows: § 19-175.4 Plan for street parking of motorcycles in areas controlled by municipal meters.
a. Definitions. For the purposes of this section, the following terms shall be defined as follows:
1. “Motorcycle” shall have the same meaning as defined in section 123 of the New York state vehicle and traffic law.
2. “Muni-meter” shall have the same meaning as defined in section 19-167.1 of the code.
b. The department shall make muni-meter payment receipt holders equipped with locks that can be fastened securely to motorcycles available to motorists for cost.
c. No later than one hundred twenty days after the effective date of the local law that added this section, the department shall create and implement a plan for motorcycle parking in areas controlled by muni-meters. Such plan shall include, but not be limited to, developing a method to secure muni-meter receipts on motorcycles
§3. This local law shall take effect sixty days upon enactment. Referred to the Committee on Transportation.
governmentdocuments wrote:Anyone know the outcome of Int. No. 46 from last year? It was referred to the Transportation Committee.
[S]ome municipalities are turning to more sophisticated multi-space pay stations incorporated into regional wireless networks. While thesefeatures are often achieved with the new pay stations, new challenges arise including costs and enforcement (e.g., for motorcycles and convertibles).
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has been using contact smart cards to pay for parking since the summer of 1998.
U.S. cities with contact smart card-based parking programs include: Albany, NY; Arlington, VA; Clemson, SC; Coral Gables, FL; Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Miami Beach, FL; Minneapolis, MN; Naperville, IL; New Haven, CT; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Princeton, NJ; Providence, RI; Sacramento, CA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Cruz, CA; Santa Monica, CA.
Motorcycle Parking - Motorcycles can be a more fuel efficient alternative to passenger cars. Reduced-rate motorcycle parking is provided at eight of the 20 SFMTA operated parking garages. This is an early model for potential green vehicle parking incentives. Motorcycle parking rates are generally about 20 percent of the long-term parking rates for automobiles. For example, the flat rate for motorcycle parking in the Fifth and Mission Garage is $5 per day, compared to $25 for automobile parking for seven to 12 hours. Monthly parking rates for motorcycles at the Fifth and Mission Garage are $70 compared to a regular monthly rate of $300 for autos.
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