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Steve Farrell  says:

Motorcycles chained to City Hall in parking protest

Staff arriving at Westminster City Council’s offices in London today found the entrance blocked by a wall of motorcycles chained together in protest over parking charges. Six chained-together bikes blocked the entrance to City Hall on Victoria Street for two hours from 8am to 10am, forcing staff to use a rear entrance. Around 25 more bikes were parked on the concourse...

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Sep 08

Posts: 48

ojosef says:

More details here!

And an article explaining the irregulatrities going on at Westminster Council regarding the introduction of the bike parking tax.


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Oct 08

Posts: 21

westminster stealth tax

To get the full details you can send a freedom of information request to the council requesting the details of how the procurement process was completed and their justification for not using the OJEU procurement process. Legally they have 15 days to respond and should not request any fee for this. One way to create even more work to offset their fat profits from the scheme.


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Aug 06

Posts: 22

mrxt500 says:

Councils Beware!

Hopefully Camden council (who have admitted they'll start charging motorcycles to park in 2010) will take notice. Bikers will not accept being treated like sheep  -  or car-drivers

It's good to see another group, apart from No To Bike Parking Tax, taking up arms ( locks) and fighting back against these thieving swine.



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Jan 09

Posts: 24

2bikers says:


Westminster ctity council should take notice of the thousands and thousands of bikers protesting or this sort of actions may happen more often.

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Jan 08

Posts: 100

nwlondoner says:

Motorcycle Parking Protest

The main No To Bike Parking Tax parking protest took place in the evening as planned with hundreds of motorcycles and scooters taking to the streets of London to protest about the motorcycle bay parking charges in the City of Westminster. The ride out/demonstration went very smoothly thanks to a police escort and bystanders were very supportive.


For more details about the RATS (Riders Against Tory Stealth-taxes) bike parking protest outside Westminster City Hall (that took place in the morning), take a look at the following articles: 


Nutsville: R.A.T.S ride their bikes into the front doors of Westminsters City Hall

UK France Bikers: Lets talk about RATS in Westminster City Council

No To Bike Parking Tax Blog: Motorcycle & scooter riders protest outside Westminster City Hall

Crossroads Rider: RATS bikers protest group blockade Westminster City Hall with motorbikes

We will not give up the motorcycle protests until Westminster Council scraps the Verrus PayByPhone motorcycle charging scheme!

Camden Council intends to charge for motorcycle parking in 2010 so we may have another fight on our hands. If we're not careful, in a couple of years time we'll end up paying for motorcycle parking everywhere now that Pay by Phone technology is available. Join the next bike parking protest and show these councils that we will not tolerate parking charges for motorcycles, ANYWHERE!

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