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September 15, 2014
Pilot project provides designated parking spaces for motorcycles and scooters in downtown Toronto
The City of Toronto in conjunction with the Toronto Parking Authority is introducing a pilot project that will provide free-of-charge, designated on-street motorcycle and scooter parking zones to create safe, convenient parking for motorcyclists.

About 300 spaces have been allocated in 30 existing pay-and-display locations in the downtown core. Six locations are operational now and the others will be available by the end of September. The locations can be viewed at

The pilot project will focus on downtown areas where a significant number of motorcycle or scooters have been parked in the past.

The designated parking zones will be defined by line markings on the pavement as well as signs. The purpose of the pilot is to encourage motorcyclists to park at the designated locations and avoid parking illegally on city streets and sidewalks.

Over the next year, Toronto Parking Authority staff will monitor the use of these motorcycle/scooter parking sites. The program will be evaluated over a one-year period, with final recommendations expected by fall 2015.

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