I am constantly surprised that our customers who start their motorcycle riding journey and have to commute into London are not aware of the additional savings they can achieve by the use of a motorcycle.
Often in many Boroughs parking for motorcycles is free, however the below are the costs for Westminster.
Considering the average for a car to park per hour is around £4.20, the savings along with no Congestion Charge is a no brainer.
Motorcyclists can park for £1 a day in a dedicated ‘solo motorcycle bay’. When you buy a daily permit you can move between motorcycle bays during the same day without any further charge. Longer term permits are also available.
Costs for on-street motorcycle bay parking
Motorcycle bay parking is free for electric motorcycles.
Motorcycle bay controls
Motorcycle bays are for motorcycles only during the hours of control. A motorcycle is defined as a ‘powered 2-wheeler’ or by a tax class of ‘bicycle’.
In parking zones A, B, C and D motorcycle bays are for motorcycles only at all times.
In parking zones E, F and G motorcycle bays are for motorcycles only between 7am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday; other vehicles can use the bays outside these hours.
In all motorcycle bays, payment is required between 8.30am and 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Off-street car parks
You can park off-street for free in a Q-Park dedicated motorcycle bay car park (excluding Soho).
Other ways to park your motorcycle
You can also park in paid-for parking bays. Standard parking tariffs will apply.
Resident permit holders
If you hold a resident permit for your motorcycle you can park for no additional charge in the following bays:
- any motorcycle bay in the borough
- resident bays and shared-use bays in the zone of your permit
- paid-for bays in the zone of your permit during the first and last hour of controls