Off the road
Look as bikers we have to recognise that the govt does not want motorcycles around anymore, just look at the biker test now and the cost.
This is just another step in the direction of making bikes a play thing only, for once you ride a play thing you don't normally park it.
Any sensible person in govt would see that bikes are the solution to congestion, but it is not about congestion it is about making money.
This and every successive govt has no interest in motorcycles easing congestion, in fact the more congestion there is the more money they make off the people needing to use private transport to get to and from their work place.
The price of fuel has gone up, the price of insurence has gone up, all the time you are stuck in a cueue of traffic y are putting money into the pockets of the greedy councils all the while you are stuck in your car searching for parking spaces driving up and down you are putting money into the pockets of councils, and every illegally parked vehicle puts money into their pockets.
Pollution and congestion is of no significants to them so long as you pay to do both they couldn't give a fig.
The only way this can be changed is by people simpathetic to the cause taking and challenging the councils positions, people that truly want to see real changes for the better taking up the council posts.
The only way to stop this madness is from within, demonstrations will do nothing, but well placed councillors can make a huge difference can turn the tide, can stop the rot.
More bikers need to get politically minded, more bikers need to campaign and become councillors any other method will get us nowhere.
Which is best banging your head against a brick wall over bike charges or becoming a councillor and voting it down, if we don't want these charges we need to get people into the seats of power that will listen to what we say.