Second city plans bike parking charges

Published: 04 October 2012

Liverpool could follow London’s Westminster in scrapping free roadside motorcycle parking.

A charge for motorcycle parking in the city centre could be introduced as early as this year under plans.

A Liverpool Council spokesman said: "A range of proposals are currently being considered, including the introduction of a small charge for motorcycle parking.”
A public consultation is due to start within weeks.

Westminster Council introduced its charge for using traditionally free roadside motorcycle bays in 2008. It currently stands at £1 a day.

Campaign group No to Bike Parking Tax has previously warned that other councils will copy Westminster. The group said: “If you thought Westminster Council’s motorcycle parking charge would never apply to you, think again.”