Save London Motorcycling
STOP HACKNEY MOTORCYCLE PARKING CHARGES
Hackney Council's plans
Hackney Council have announced plans to charge motorcycles to park. We are going to do everything we can to fight these proposals, but we need your help.
Hackney Council's proposals include;
£10 for all day commuter parking in solo motorcycle bays. Currently these are only found around Old Street so commuter parking is still banned in the rest of the borough
Charging motorcycles and scooters the same as cars for residents and business parking permits
Residents permits up to £596 a year and business permits up to £1560, rising to £843 and £1800 by 2027
Residents of ‘car-free’ developments will now be banned from parking a motorcycle
Charges will apply even for electric motorcycles and scooters.
You can contact the Councillor responsible for these plans, Mete Coban, directly to let him know your thoughts on the charges.
Cllr Coban has agreed to meet with any Hackney resident who requests a meeting, so if you live in Hackney you can email Cllr Coban and your local councillor asking for a meeting to discuss the charges. A representative from Save London Motorcycling will be happy to come with you.
Request a solo motorcycle bay
There are only 40 motorcycle bays in Hackney and almost all of these are in the south of the Borough.
Outside solo motorcycle bays the car parking rules will apply to motorcycles, meaning;
maximum stay limits or residents-only restrictions in many areas
prices of £22-40 per day for visitor/commuter parking where it is allowed
The means a ban on commuting by motorcycle in most parts of Hackney.
The Cllr responsible Mete Coban has said he will deal with this by installing new solo motorcycle bays where they are requested. Riders should email him to request a new bay if they need to park anywhere there isn't already one.
The map above shows the location of all the solo motorcycle bays in Hackney. Think about where you need to park in Hackney, or take a look at this map and to see where bays are needed. You can then email Cllr Coban using the button below to tell him where he needs to put more bays in. Please be as specific as possible, and request as many bays as you think are needed.