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Motorcycle Parking at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front

August 31, 2008 by  

Saw this letter to the editor in the daily press.

On Aug. 23, my husband and I headed out on our motorcycles from Gloucester to the Virginia Beach oceanfront. We were fortunate enough to get a metered spot on Atlantic Avenue. We parked our bikes and fed the meter some change. Upon our return to the bikes, we found we were the lucky recipients of two parking tickets –– one for each bike –– at $12 a piece.

We immediately checked the meter and found we still had 1 hour and 46 minutes of paid parking. What we also discovered was we were ticketed because we parked both of our bikes in the same spot. We had four tires in that spot, the same as one car would have.

Read the Full Letter here…

I thought that 2 bikes were allowed to share a spot down at the beach? Anyone know for sure?

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5 Responses to “Motorcycle Parking at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front”

  1. shoveljohn on September 2nd, 2008 5:29 am

    We had the same problem in Ocean City,Md for a bit. We got rid of it by doing a
    mass ride , couple thousand bikes , getting in early and taking up every parking space , legally , one bike per space and feeding the meters all day long .
    The powers that be rescinded the law . dumb-asses.

  2. John on September 4th, 2008 11:59 pm

    I LIKE IT!!!
    We had lived in Virginia Beach for awhile, then moved to Surprising Suffolk after being subjected to more of this sort of thing from the city.
    I’m going to check the meters and do the math and see if it would be cheaper to feed the meter all day or just pay for one parking ticket…
    John
    o/~o

  3. Hersey on September 8th, 2008 2:15 pm

    I received this from a reader:

    In March 2002, Virginia passed a law prohibiting localities from ticketing motocycles parking two to a space. The law reads: “No ordinance adopted under the provisions of this section shall prohibit the parking of two motorcycles in single parking spaces designated, marked, and sized for four-wheel vehicles. The governing body of any county, city, or town may, by ordinance, permit the parking of three or more motorcycles in single parking spaces designated, marked, and sized for four-wheel vehicles.”

    see: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?021+ful+CHAP0266

    Delegate Sam Nixon was the patron of the bill.

    Thanks!

  4. John on September 19th, 2008 2:58 pm

    Why would anyone want to go to Virginia Beach – especially on a motorcycle?

  5. M.A. LochMyer on October 13th, 2008 2:50 pm

    I lived in Va/Bch from 83-91. If they can get a way with something they will. It is a Mob run town… do not let ANY ONE tell you other wise. From what I have been told…(by my lawer) You feed the meter you are “Renting” that spot for X time. You can do what ever you wont w/ it, So long as you do not go outside of that spot.

    I was all so An Office in The Virginia Beach Motorcycle Association we had them (the Copes) try a lot of things too us. Then a police office became a member. Things stop quick win we helped out during the rites.

    Funny how that works. We were help the EMTs and had set up a “coffie brake” for them.

    Get a lawer fight it win…then Sue the hell out of that town..


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