Scooter and motorbike parking in Waverley

22 February 2021

Waverley Council is currently in the process of developing a strategy to maximize scooter and motorbike ownership in Waverley.

Council recognises that scooters and motorcycles are a popular form of travel in our area and is looking at ways to better support riders.

Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, said resolutions passed at this month’s Council meeting will be very much welcomed by the 10.2% of Waverley residents who own a motorcycle or scooter.

It was resolved:

That Council:

1. Officers develop a motorbike/scooter parking strategy and action plan that will review current motorbike/scooter parking networks and identify opportunities to continue to support motorbikes/scooters as an alternate form of travel.

2. Investigates the introduction of free parking within metered areas across the local government area for scooters and motorbikes, including options for but not limited to:

  • (a) Ways of promoting household motorbike parking permits to increase take-up and include unit owners/renters.
  • (b) Reduced costs for parking for motorbikes.
  • (c) Reduced costs for fines for motor bike infringements.

3. Investigates new areas across Waverley, particularly within Bondi Junction, Bondi Beach and North Bondi, to see where additional motorbike parking spaces can be included.

4. Officers report back to Council by June 2021. 5. Requests officers to show discretion when considering infringing motor bikes in metered areas for motor bikes and scooters until the report is provided back to Council.

Waverley Council currently supports riders with a range of cost-saving measures including free residential parking permits and 153 dedicated motorcycle/scooter parking spaces within our metered parking areas where riders don’t need to pay to park.

These dedicated spots represent 6% of our total parking spaces and are located in key areas such as Bondi Junction (provides 5% dedicated motorbike/scooter parking spaces), Bronte (8%) and Bondi Beach (6%).

“Waverley has one of the highest rates of scooter and motorbike ownership in NSW and we recognise that the popularity of scooter and motorbike ownership in Waverley is likely to continue to increase as people look at alternate forms of travel during the current COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Masselos said.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how we can continue to support access to parking in an area as busy as Waverley”.