Few parking spots for motorbikes

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 01 October, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 01 October, 1998, 12:00am

As a motorcyclist, I find the lack of parking spaces/facilities in Hong Kong appalling.

Although, I work in Central, my experience is applicable territory-wide. Street-parking spaces are not only rare, but extremely limited.

Worst of all, such spaces are usually dominated by riders who insist on ramming their delivery scooters into a space barely large enough for one bike.

Meanwhile, parking centres on the whole do not allow motorcycles in, even though I may be willing to pay parking fees at the rate charged for private cars. So it is either try and shrink my bike into one of these spaces or collect parking fines for putting it on or near pavements.

Ironically, car parks such as the ones near Hutchison House and the site of the former Hilton Hotel are almost always half empty.

No doubt, this letter will go unanswered, or it will get a standard 'we're looking into the situation', which, in effect, means that nothing will be done.

I wish someone would look into this problem facing motorcyclists.