30 Jun, 2016

More free parking in the city

Motorcycle and scooter riders will now be able to park for free in three more locations under a trial to help improve access to the CBD.

As part of the trial, riders can now leave their motorcycles and scooters in designated sections of Hindmarsh Square, Grote Street and Wakefield Street without any time limits, in addition to Victoria Square and Light Square.

Forty six additional spaces are now available for motorbikes and scooters to be parked for free and, depending on the outcomes of the trial, more locations may be considered.

Central Ward Councillor David Slama, who proposed the trial in 2015, was delighted that the first two trial sites at Victoria Square and Light Square had gone so well to date.

“The popularity of the trial, especially at Victoria Square where we’ve seen spots taken up quickly each day, means that more people can now benefit, and that’s great news for the city,” said David.

“I’ve said previously that this will go a long way towards helping reduce congestion on city streets, and it gives people yet another reason to come into the city.

“We really need to make it as easy as possible for people to visit the city and this trial demonstrates Council is taking action to make this happen.

“Ensuring safe pedestrian access, especially for people with disabilities, remains a priority, as well as ensuring there is no impact to adjacent businesses.”

Signage and pavement markings are utilised to indicate exactly where parking is permitted. Riding on the footpath is not permitted and Council’s Parking and Information Officers regularly monitor the areas to assist riders and ensure they are able to park safely.

Specific areas have been chosen to ensure dining is not impeded and that pedestrian access is not impacted. Council continues to work closely with DPTI on the trial, as parking on footpaths is non-standard in South Australia.

View the locations and fact sheet at: cityofadelaide.com.au/motorbiketrial

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Matt Halliwell