The City generally does not distinguish between passenger cars and motorcycles when it comes to parking regulations. As such, motorcycles are eligible to park in any parking space that a passenger car is allowed to park in. This includes paid parking spaces (meter or pay station), spaces with time-limit restrictions, and spaces that are unrestricted (but still subject to the citywide 72-hour on-street time limit).
Multiple MotorcyclesMore than one motorcycle may occupy a parking space as long as there is sufficient space and all parking regulations are observed.
Motorcycle Only SpacesThe City has designated areas in each of the City’s public lots and garages to provide free parking for the exclusive use of motorcycles. Designated on-street paid parking for the exclusive use of motorcycles will be installed in areas of downtown as locations are identified that can safely accommodate these spaces without removing other parking.
Some Places Motorcycles May Not ParkAll regular parking regulations apply to motorcycles including not parking in front of fire hydrants, within five feet of a driveway, in Tow-Away Zones, in loading zones, etc. Additionally, motorcycles may not park:
- In spaces in front of or behind striped parking spaces (as these spaces typically provide maneuvering room that passenger cars need to enter and exit an adjacent striped space)
- Along curb bulbs or indentions
- In alleys
- On the sidewalk