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Motorcycle and scooter parking

In support of Vancouver's efforts to become the greenest city in the world by 2020, The City of Vancouver makes it easy to park your environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Metered spaces for motorcycles and scooters

There are more than 200 motorcycle parking spaces, including more than 100 metered spaces, that can be used only by motorcycle and scooter drivers. These spaces are marked with:

  • Green-topped meters
  • Motorcycle parking signs
  • White painted zones

Find a designated motorcycle parking space

Motorcycle parking map

Regular parking meter spaces

  • Any registered vehicle can park in a regular parking meter space
  • Motorcycle and registered scooter drivers get a discount when using PayByPhone
  • If you do not have a license plate for your electric scooter, you must follow the same rules as a cyclist, and cannot park in regular metered spaces

Space sharing

If there is already a motorcycle or scooter in a parking space, you can share the spot if there is room. The rules are:

  • All vehicles must fit within the painted lines
  • If the meter displays time on the meter head, all bikes in the space are paid for 
  • If the meter displays flashing zeros, only bikes with an active PayByPhone transaction for the space are paid — unpaid bikes will be ticketed 

Motorcycle and scooter parking discounts

Vehicle Motorcycle and scooter meter spaces Regular parking meter spaces
Gas-powered motorcycles and scooters
  • PayByPhone: 50% off listed rate
  • Pay by coin: Regular rate
  • PayByPhone: 50% off listed rate
  • Pay by coin: Regular rate
Electric scooters with license plate (registered) Free (normal meter rules apply)
  • PayByPhone: 75% off listed rate
  • Pay by coin: Regular rate
Electric scooters without license plate (unregistered) Free (normal meter rules apply) Not permitted

Parking tips


Find the bylaws on motorcycle and scooter parking in Vancouver, including what happens to cars parked in designated motorcycle spaces.

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Don't park at a broken meter

Do not park at a broken parking meter to avoid a ticket.

To report a broken meter, phone 3-1-1 and:

  • Provide the six digit meter number located on the side of the meter 
  • Request a refund for any money you put into the broken meter 

Green transportation

The City is taking action to make Vancouver the greenest city.

The City of Vancouver is working hard to make Vancouver the greenest city in the world.

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Last modified: Wed, 07 May 2014 15:44:31