Brad, thanks for your reply. The length of seven feet (2.1 m) would mean than ultra-long motorcycles may not fit well. When possible to measure the length, please also check how wide these motorcycle parking stalls are, so I can study this matter better as a traffic expert (of the National Motorists Association). Furthermore, http://nymstf.org/ParkingList.asp
should be better linked within our Task Force website. Without reading the Newsletter in November, I would not even see the parking map.
The parking list will be represented by a News item on the web site as soon as I put a finishing touch or two on the page.
The length of the painted lines in this application makes no difference, as there is nothing for at least a full car length between the ends of the lines and the border of the parking area outside which traffic passes. That having been said, my depth perception was apparently lacking. The lines are ten
feet long, not six. The pitch is four feet. The distance from the curb to the iron fence is 17", so the use of cable locks or chains to the fence is not out of the question. And the attendant manning the parking toll booth has a direct line of sight to the motorcycle parking area so I judge the safety of the area as excellent.
FYI, did you know that NYC municipal code (RCNY Title 34 Section 4-08) dictates that motorcycles may not protrude more than six feet beyond the curb against which they are parked? Very discriminatory, since ALL other vehicles are permitted to extend as far as eight feet. The good news is, I have NEVER heard of that law being enforced.