Parking in the City

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Parking in the City

Postby jerlbaum » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:53 am

This is a general discussion thread about the rules, techniques, tips, and tricks to safely parking your motorcycle or scooter in the city.

Have you need knocked over while parked? Had a parked bike ticketed? Talk about it here!
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Re: Parking in the City

Postby Jillian » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:20 pm

Here's some handy-dandy tips for parking safe in the city:

http://www.nymstf.org/issues/parking-2/ ... er-in-nyc/

I've been knocked over twice. The second time, a construction worker stationed at the adjacent building took down the plate of the mason's van who whacked my front tire and caused the topple. He handed the note to the dry cleaner that I was parked in front of, figuring I might be a local. Of course, I went there first asking if they'd seen anything. We sorted out the situation, the construction dude happily made a statement to my insurance company, the mason got nailed for the accident, and a check was in the mail to me. Lessons learned: be nice to your neighbors, every bike in NYC deserves comp & collision, and girls who get their shiny bikes knocked over get empathy :lol:
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Re: Parking in the City

Postby JohnC » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:37 pm

I haven't gotten a ticket yet nor has my bike been knocked down (yet) but I did find a scooter trying to be fresh to my KLR:
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We both park in the same spot almost everyday but I think someone either pushed his scooter into mine ... who knows...
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Re: Parking in the City

Postby jerlbaum » Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:43 am

JohnC wrote:Image



Forbidden love. :lol:
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Re: Parking in the City

Postby Gho100 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:05 pm

Maybe its nose got cold and it needed a snuggle.
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Re: Parking in the City

Postby Brad Berson » Fri Dec 24, 2010 3:34 pm

Gho100 wrote:Maybe its nose got cold and it needed a snuggle.

Looks to me like the scooter was just checking the motorcycle's sex.
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Parkopedia

Postby governmentdocuments » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:19 am

I stumbled upon this tonight. Has anyone used it?
http://en.parkopedia.com/motorcycle/new_york/parking/#
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Re: Parkopedia

Postby Brad Berson » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:36 am

governmentdocuments wrote:I stumbled upon this tonight. Has anyone used it?
http://en.parkopedia.com/motorcycle/new_york/parking/#

Tried it just now, and I consider their motorcycle parking filter highly suspect. There are garages that are well known to prohibit motorcycles listed there. Pier 40 for example, which Doc Gonzo pointed out last year. I just called them and confirmed they still do not accept motorcycles.

Of course the on-street spots we achieved are not listed either. We could contribute what little data we have right now and encourage the motorcycle garages that we know of to add themselves, but as a natural skeptic I question the value of contributing to what I believe is a misleading service.
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