Bus parking in the melbourne city area

surat
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Bus parking in the melbourne city area

Postby surat » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:13 pm

Hi,

I have a few questions related to parking 25 seaters bus:

note: I am not sure 25 seaters bus consider a heavy vehicle

1. am I allow to park a few of normal car park spot?
2. Do I need to pay double or just single for two spots?
3. if the parking limit say 3P (3 hours), can I park for 3 hrs or still 1 hour max
because of this link http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/Home/Mor ... arking.htm

Please let me know.
Thank you

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Re: Bus parking in the melbourne city area

Postby Gravy » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:37 pm

So is your GVM under or over the definition on your link?

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Re: Bus parking in the melbourne city area

Postby surat » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:53 pm

okay..looks like the bus GVM 6285kg so it is consider heavy vehicle.

so am i right to say that only allow to park for 1 hour max?

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Re: Bus parking in the melbourne city area

Postby Hardy » Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:44 pm

You can park a bus for up to one hour in any area which is capable of accommodating a bus, which would not include a normal 6m parking bay.
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/ ... /s200.html
If you are loading or unloading passengers, you can park it in a loading zone, and you can park in a bus zone.

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Re: Bus parking in the melbourne city area

Postby Gravy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:11 am

Sean - my understanding was that a chartered bus could not park in a bus zone. I'm reliably informed that the definition of a 'bus' (for the purposes of a bus zone) is one that is either a school bus or a public transport bus. I can't imagine a public bus driver would be terribly happy at not being able to access a bus stop because some turkey has parked a privately chartered 25 seater there even if they are loading/unloading.

Happy to be corrected.
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Re: Bus parking in the melbourne city area

Postby Hardy » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:23 am

A Bus is any vehicle with 12 or more seats.
Public Bus is one operated under the Bus Services Act and certain school buses.
Only public buses are eligible to stop in bus zones.
You can't park any bus more than one hour in a built up area, and you are eligible for a ticket if you take up more than one parking spot. Although most parking officers will give you a break on that one I think it is much less likely in an area where there are parking metres.

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Re: Bus parking in the melbourne city area

Postby oscar » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:05 am

a bus has 13 or more seats

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Re: Bus parking in the melbourne city area

Postby LEO » Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:33 am

oscar wrote:a bus has 13 or more seats


But even then it not that as simple as that, as it depends on which Act or Regulation you are referring too,

Road Safety Act 1986 - bus means a motor vehicle which (together with any trailer attached to it) seats more than 12 adults (including the driver);

Road Safety (Vehicles) Regulations 2009 -bus means a motor vehicle built mainly to carry people and that seats over 9 adults (including the driver);

Bus Safety Act 2009 - bus means— (a) a motor vehicle that has been built— (i) with seating positions for 10 or more adults (including the driver); and (ii) to comply with the requirements specified in the Australian Design Rules for a passenger omnibus (within the meaning of those Rules); (b) a motor vehicle prescribed to be a bus; (c) a motor vehicle which the Safety Director has declared to be a bus under section 7(1)— but does not include— (d) subject to section 23, a vehicle which is a taxi-cab in respect of which a taxi-cab licence is granted under the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983; (e) a motor vehicle prescribed not to be a bus; (f) a motor vehicle which the Safety Director has declared not to be a bus; (g) a vehicle known as a Hummer;


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