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Footpath parking

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 9:31 am
by thetramp64
have an interesting one that I'm hoping someone may have seen before in "practice".

A regular group of riders meets for coffee in a fairly busy spot.
The shopkeepers (in general) don't mind because it brings between 20-100 riders in and lots of tourists who gawk at the pretty bikes.
To get to this spot involves a trip along a privately owned piece of concrete about 50M long. This concrete is the size of a large road. Call it a promenade.

Recently a member of the constabulary ("Mr Plod") has threatened to "do" any of these "bikies he finds parked there".
I suspect he will try and use RR288(1) which disallows riding on the footpath, except if allowed under 288(2).

Now, whilst bikes can park on footpaths due to RR 288(2) the rider must "drive on the footpath to enter or leave by the “shortest possible route”".

Does anyone have opinions / examples of similar situations?

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:11 pm
by Comrade Ash
Soo, why don't you hop off your bike and walk it along?

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:56 pm
by thetramp64
Comrade Ash wrote:Soo, why don't you hop off your bike and walk it along?


Without giving the location away, it's not practicable to wheel a bike the distances involved.

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:54 pm
by Rustynutz
So why can't you give the location away?
I'm having trouble picturing what you're saying and using google street or such would make it so much easier.

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:56 pm
by thetramp64
Rustynutz wrote:So why can't you give the location away?
I'm having trouble picturing what you're saying and using google street or such would make it so much easier.


Because negotiations may be underway. What I was after is anyones practical examples of similar situations and how they may have turned out.

Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:15 pm
by Comrade Ash
thetramp64 wrote:
Comrade Ash wrote:Soo, why don't you hop off your bike and walk it along?


Without giving the location away, it's not practicable to wheel a bike the distances involved.


Psh. Even the PMs address isn't a secret.