I have an issue with my fair garden city of Victoria, it doesn't have enough secure scooter/motorcycle friendly parking. There are lots of parkades, but honestly I don't even park my car in them because of people breaking in and stealing whatever is in the car, a gum wrapper on the seat is enough to give some the incentive to bust the lock. I have gone downtown a couple of times and found a 'small car' space and lucked out, but there is usually only one of these spaces per block. The powers that be are trying to make the city more bicycle friendly, but its definitely not geared to the motorized variety. A lot of folks in the scooting and motorcycle community bike year round here and it would be great if we had some decent designated parking. I would love to see some scoot/motorcycle parking that has something that you could chain your scoot up to, so it will be there when you come out. Every time I walk away from my scoot I wonder if it is going to be there when I come out and its no fun having to worry about this all the time. Scooter and motorcycle thefts are on the upswing because of the cost of gas. Every day I see several scooter alerts on twitter announcing another scooter theft and my heart sinks.
|So Mr. Mayor lets get some scooter parking happening!|