Parking Permit Review 20208Proposed changes to Motorcycle Parking (parking in solo motorcycle bays and resident parking). The following is proposed for motorcycle parking:
Increasing the price for a petrol motorcycle resident permit;
Introducing a discounted electric motorcycle resident permit;
Introducing a motorcycle business permit;
Converting all dedicated solo motorcycle bays across the Borough to shared-use motorcycle bays, where motorcyclists require one of the following permits to park in these bays:
• Paid for parking session
• Parking permission
• Business permit for the CPZ in which the bay lies
• Business visitor permit for the CPZ in which the bay lies
• Resident permit for the CPZ in which the bay lies• Resident visitor permit for the CPZ in which the bay lies
• A daily permit (which would only be available for two years).
The above proposals, which remove free parking for motorcycles in Camden, are proposed because:
Motorcycles are a source of carbon emissions;
Relative to their share of traffic, motorcycles are more likely to be involved in collisions resulting in a fatality or serious injury to both pedestrians and cyclists;
Peak sound levels for motorcycles can significantly exceed those for motor vehicles, creating noise and disturbance for residents.As part of a package of measures these charges are intended to discourage inessential motorcycle journeys to address the issues set out above and to encourage more walking and cycling.
Sounds wonderfully ill informed with scant evidence to back their excuses for an anti-motorcycle stance.