We want Bristol to be a bike friendly city. There are lots of motorcycle parking places in the city centre and some of them have stands for extra locks.
Bristol supports motorcycles by:
- allowing them to use the majority of bus lanes
- maintaining the highway for all road users
- providing free parking in many locations around the city centre
- supporting education programmes to ensure that other road users are aware of powered two wheelers.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I park in pay-and-display and on-street parking bays, and is there a discount?
You can park in on-street bays. But you have to pay the standard charge.
Can I use Bus Lanes?
Within Bristol motorcycles are allowed in most Bus Lanes, unless otherwise indicated by the signs. Outside of Bristol it is different and local rules and signs may apply.
Can I park in cycle parking bays?
Parking is defined by the restriction. In most cases a yellow line apply to the pavement, therefore, a motorcycle cannot be parked on the pavement adjacent to yellow line.
Is there parking at Cabot Circus?
Yes, motorbike parking is available free of charge on the ground floor of the car park, there are two areas with a fixed bull bar for securing your bike.
Are the rules different in the Kingsdown Residents Parking Zone?
Yes, Motorcycles can park free of charge in Pay & Display bays, permit parking bays and shared permit parking and Pay & Display bays in the zone - map here.