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post #1 of 34 Old 08-25-2006, 01:56 AM
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cant park a bike in a car spot?

I know you cant park a car in a motorcycle parking area. But can anyone tell you you cant park a bike in a car spot? At my work they recently moved the motorcycle parking area over about 50 yards. It used to be situated right in between the two main entrances of the factory. Now it is way over to the side. Its no biggie for me cause I walk in that entrance anyways but some of the people that used the other door started parking in car spots instead of walking all the way over to the MC parking. The management put out a memo saying that is was not allowed. Anybody know of any laws that apply to parking lot rules?
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Private property right? Much like your boss, they get to make up the parking rules. If it falls under descrimination or ADA then it's a different civil matter altogether. Perhaps be glad they allow bikes at all?

On another note, how 'bout updating your profile to include location and type of Strom you are parking at work. :wink:

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I like my bike parking. 5 footsteps from the front door. Helps when the owner of the Co ownes a R1200S
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You got bike parking?? Cool..

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My parking garage at work tried to tell me that I couldn't park my bike in a "car" spot. I told them that I was paying for a parking pass and that entitled me to a "parking" spot not a "car" spot. And if I wanted to park my fat [email protected]% in a lawn chair in that spot then I would. They eventually spot bothering me but I kept parking my bike in a "car" spot.
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Like Stromette said, when it's on private property the laws are whatever the powers that be decide they are. In public areas I don't think there are any laws that state a bike can't park in a car spot though.

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Does the "Motorcycle Parking" area have any special accomodations? I worked at a place that had a motorcycle parking area where there was a 12 inch wide concrete strip poured for side stands.

If there is not any special reason, it might just be the fact that they don't want you to park near the door and give a bad image to the company.

Remember, if it's their property, they make the rules.
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post #8 of 34 Old 08-25-2006, 04:34 PM
 
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Whoa, did you say it was 50 whole yards further? Do you have a tram that will take you to the main building? Perhaps they could have a Segway scooter pickup station nearer the parking spots so people wouldn't have to walk all that ways. Perhaps a feasibility study to see if a covered moving sidewalk would be more cost efficient.
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As long as I'm grinding an axe, I hate people who back into their spots as well. If you feel the overwhelming need to get out of here that quickly, then don't bother coming in to work.
I have to park in the farthest stalls of my employer's parking lot, so the customers can have the close spots. When you're on their clock they own you, and when you commute, you get to walk from where you park to where you work. My walk is about a 1/4 mile.

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post #9 of 34 Old 08-25-2006, 04:57 PM
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Quote "I hate people who back into their spots as well. If you feel the overwhelming need to get out of here that quickly, then don't bother coming in to work. "
Brought back memories of my initial impression of morale at manufacturing plants I visited. I'd call it the "back in ratio". The more employees backing in to their spots the lower the morale (people just wanting to get out of there).
Also you mention leaving the close in parking to customers. I have found most businesses reserve parking for visitors and customers close in, while most government facilities save the close in parking for their elite. Figures.
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I think you'll find a large percentage of those that back in are ex-military.

We got our bike space because I started working there, parking is in short supply, and I was riding in every day. Then a H-D or 2 started, finally, in a rare flash of common sense and logic the building manager decided to take the 1 over sized parking place that blocked everyone's view and make it a bike parking space. We can fit 8 bikes, but, it rarely has more than 2 even though we have at least 8 bike owners and 1 rider. I'm on my 2nd soon to be 3rd tires for the year one of my co-workers has had his bike 3 yrs and still on the OEM tires. :lol:
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