Manchester City Council double the number of free motorcycle parking bays

Extra parking for motorcycles in the city, and it’s all free - great move, Manchester City Council.

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MANCHESTER City Council has confirmed that they have increased the amount of motorcycle (and scooter) parking bays in the city, for both on-street and off-street parking. Plus, they are all free to use!

Simply stating on their website: 

“We have increased the number of dedicated motorcycle parking bays in the city centre.
There are now 63 on-street bays for motorcycles and 64 within car parks. They are all free for motorcyclists to use.”

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Happy days for motorcyclists up north, then! 

Be warned though, this doesn’t mean they are completely lax about motorcycle parking, now. If the parking bays are full and/or you decide to park in a normal pay & display bay, you’ll need to buy a ticket. 

"If you choose to park in a normal (pay and display) bay, you must buy and display a ticket. To discourage theft of the ticket you could write your registration number on the ticket before attaching it to the bike.
Motorbikes are subject to the same regulations as other vehicles: if found parked in contravention of parking restrictions you are liable to receive a parking ticket."

Find these motorcycle parking spaces here: on-street parking bays and car parks with motorcycle bays.

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