Saturday, May 5, 2012
Vancouver: Parking Rally
We had our last rally back in May 2010 when I posted *** THIS ***
and *** THAT ***
You can read more information HERE and HERE2
When you park at a City of Vancouver parking meter, the charge is the same whether you park a scooter or a car. The same price for both even though a scooter is much smaller. The City will reduce the parking by 50% if you "phone in"
but even at Half of the regular rate it is too much so again we are demonstrating our point by taking ONE space per scooter or motorcycle and hogging all the parking spaces along Robson Street, the premier upscale shopping district in Downtown Vancouver
the point of this photo is to show that you can "cram" up to 10 scooters in ONE parking spot so 50% of the parking rate does not seem fair for a vehicle which occupies so little space. We are pushing for 25% or FREE parking for all 2-wheeled spaces in the Downtown area. The point of the "fallen" scooter is to show what happens when cars get aggressive and "bump" (damage) our scooters/bikes
The purpose of our Rally is not to inconvenience the merchants with resultant loss of business so we arrive early and intend to leave around 11am
Oh look ! A V-strom . . .
I am not the only Adventure Tourer here today
Earlier the weather was iffy with a bit of spitting rain, now the sun has arrived and it is getting warmer
The person in the white jacket across the street is Ian Tootill, our organizer and spokesman