The request is on grounds that there are enough motorcycles parked on this street to use in full a motorcycle bay. Even during day hours as not all neighbours use their motorcycles for commuting and there is enough activity in the area related to the nearby services and shops. The request is also to benefit a more efficient use of car parking spaces where as parking evolves during a day, we have in many instances a motorcycle using a space that could be better used by a car (while a smaller more appropriate space for a motorcycle is available somewhere else on the same street). This would mitigate what is already a difficult street to park on, due to density of car owners. The request for anchors relates to the high level of motorcycle theft on this particular street (the undersigned being affected by two motorcycle thefts in the space of 30 days - with the cost to insurance and time committed by the police to deal with the cases). You can see the number of chains already locked onto street furniture and lamp posts which cannot always be used when a car parks in front of it. A solo motorcycle bay will: i) improve parking availability for all residents regardless of being motorcycle users, ii) will reduce insurance costs for the residents (and avoid increased costs), iii) release police time for more important issues and iv) reduce crime in the area; which from motorcycle theft has creeped onto break-ins to houses due to the perceived vulnerability of the location.
This ePetition ran from 27/09/2019 to 28/11/2019 and has now finished.