Footpath parking for Adelaide
The Adelaide City Council will conduct a nine-month trial to test the case for permanent footpath parking for twowheeled motorised vehicles across the CBD. Councillor David Slama, who proposed the trial, said he wanted to encourage people to use the efficient, low-emissions vehicles in the city to give it a more “cosmopolitan feel”, and to help reduce traffic congestion. Free, time-unlimited parking spaces for scooters and motorcycles are now opened on designated Victoria Square and Light Square footpaths – but just four spaces are currently in use, with another 60 planned. Cr. Salma said the plan would reduce traffic congestion and make it easier for people to visit the city. It would also save ratepayers more than $100,000 million, because several planned car parks would not now need to be constructed. Footpath parking for motorcycles has always been a feature of Melbourne CBD, but to date Sydney has flatly refused to trial such a scheme.