Where to park your motorcycle and how much it costs
Find out about on and off street parking for your motorcycle and how much it costs.
Published: 19 January 2021
Last updated: 28 January 2021
On-street motorcycle bays
Motorcyclists can park for £1 a day in dedicated 'solo motorcycle bays'.
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 and the same concession applies.
Costs for on-street motorcycle bays
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.
New pay-to-park charges apply from Monday 18 January 2021.
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