Will I get ticketed for parking my motorcycle on the sidewalk?
April 27, 2008 8:21 PM Subscribe
Can I park my motorcycle on a sidewalk (not obstructing pedestrian passage) in Oakland, California?
posted by arnicae to law & government (22 answers total)
I bought a small motorcycle and a very thick chain. But even Kryptonite's 6'6" chain is too short to allow me to lock my bike to poles/trees on my block, even when the bike or tire is snugly against the curb! In order to lock it to a pole as other motorcyclists do, it would need to be on the sidewalk. I realize another work-through is buying a second lock, but I've already spent 20% of the purchase price of the motorcycle itself on this lock, so I'd rather not shell out more $$$.
Other motorcyclists in my neighborhood park on the sidewalks- the only one I know who does this only speaks Mandarin, so asking her if she knows if it is illegal is out.
Anyone know? I know that it is illegal to completely block the sidewalk, but haven't been able to discern any more specifics.
Also related and possibly the dumbest question I've ever asked: I will get ticketed, yes? If my motorcycle is parked illegally somewhere? I had the mechanic who checked out my bike tell me that "motorcycles don't get parking tickets" which seems pretty insane.