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Tuesday, 5 May 2015


The City Council vote was unanimous to adopt the Melbourne Motorcycle Plan.
Agenda item 6.4
Motorcycle Plan 2015-18


1. That the Future Melbourne Committee approves the Motorcycle Plan 2015-18 as attached to this report and requests management to:

1.1 Undertake a study of streets in the Central City which have footpaths of less than 2 metres in width where impediment or obstacles may cause difficulties for pedestrians with disabilities. 
1.2 Prepare a report to the Future Melbourne Committee in August 2015 with a recommendation for any necessary additional areas within the Central City, for the erection of parking signs prohibiting motorcycle parking on those footpaths identified in  1.1 above.
1.3 Convert 20 existing on-street car parking spots into free corrals dedicated to motorcycles, similar to what is proposed in the bike plan, by the end of 2015-16 and recommends to Council that necessary consequential amendments to the budget  be made.

A link to the Motorcycle Plan is also available on this page (see item 6.4).

Off-street motorcycle and scooter parking and promotion of such will be a continuing topic.
You never get every thing you want but this came pretty close. Where motorcycles & scooters are concerned, Melbourne is way ahead of other other Australian cities. Sydney and Brisbane really need footpath bike parking and a "Motorcycles in Melbourne" type committee. 

L to R: Damien Codognotto OAM - IRG, Cr Cathy Oke - CoM Transport, John Eacott - VMC, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, Steve Bardsley - IRG and Jessica Town - IRG.

Damien Codognotto OAM
Independent Riders' Group (IRG)
PO Box 4330
Doncaster Heights Vic 3109.


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  2. Anthony Van Der Craats posted his comment and part of Steve Bardsley's post without asking anyone. His pen name is MelbCity. Anthony is a sad case. He loves to be seen, and heard, at City of Melbourne meetings on various subjects. When it suits him he likes to be seen among motorcycle & scooter lobbyists but when the hard work has to be done for riders, whether at local, state or federal government level, he's not there. He is never there to do the hard work on street for protests or for PR events like TOY RUNs. At the Future Melbourne meeting where the Melbourne Motorcycle Plan was voted in, Anthony managed to get just about everyone in the room off-side.