MAG make free 15 minutes’ kerbside waiting demand for motorcycles

The Motorcycle Action Group is making a bold but completely practical demand for motorcyclists to be allowed waiting time regardless of urban parking restrictions. The demand will be part of the upcoming General Election campaign due to be launched by MAG after the Mayoral and PCC elections.

15 minutes' kerbside waiting
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MAG’s demand reads – ‘MAG calls for the Government and local authorities to allow motorcycles 15 minutes’ waiting time parked parallel to the kerb so as not to obstruct traffic, on all non-motorway roads, unless specifically prohibited by notice, regardless of other restrictions, e.g. double yellow lines. Such an allowance would benefit motorcycle users such as couriers, whose work supports the business world, as well as encouraging motorcycle usage generally, thereby reducing congestion and pollution.’


MAG National Chairman Neil F Liversidge said:

‘There is a strong case to allow a short waiting time for bikers where parking is otherwise restricted. Without delivery riders there would be tens of thousands of extra journeys in the urban environment due to people fetching their own parcels and takeaway food. It’s a hard life being a courier and they deserve a fairer deal, instead of being targeted for easy money with expensive traffic tickets.’

Neil specifically cited this video by YouTuber ‘London Hustle’ as exemplifying how hard couriers work, how vital they now are to the urban economy, and how unfairly they are often targeted: