About a year ago Liz Trice, owner of Peloton Labs, a coworking space located at Bramhall Square, requested motorcycle and scooter parking spots in front of her business.
As of Thursday, September 17th, the City responded. What was once two 15-minute spots for cars at 795 Congress Street, now is all-day parking for up to five motorcycles, scooters, or mopeds.
Anyone who needs a spot for their two-wheeled motor vehicle can use the spots for up to 10 hours, for free, without moving.
The City Council approved motorcycle / moped spots to enhance the viability of alternative transportation choices, as well as free up existing vehicle parking spaces now used by mopeds and motorcycles. Instead of taking up an entire spot big enough for a car, smaller two-wheeled vehicles can have their own smaller space.
There are now over 50 motorcycle / moped parking spaces on the following streets:
Bramhall St. @ Hill St.
Commercial St. @ Chandler’s Wharf
Commercial St. @ Cross St.
Commercial St. @ Union Wharf
Congress St @ Atlantic St
Congress St. @ Myrtle St.
Congress St. @ Bramhall Square
Federal St. @ Market St.
High St. between Spring St. and Congress St.
High St. @ Deering St.
Market St. @ Middle St.
Middle St @ Market St
72 Oak St (Between Congress St & Cumberland Ave)
Pine St @ Winter St
Silver St. @ Fore St.
Spring St. – Southside near Union St.
State St. @ Deering St.
Temple St.@ Free St.
Motorcycles, scooters and mopeds can also park at metered spaces, and multiple two-wheelers can use the same space as long as the meter is fed. If it expires, all the vehicles in that space can be ticketed.