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Anyone ever get the feeling us 2-wheelers aren't wanted? I do quite often. The reason is I periodically travel to an area where the only parking made available for the public is in a deck. They always have those signs too that state "No Motorcycles Allowed!"

First of all, why? Do they think the arm will decapitate me when I try to pass through?

How do you all handle those situations?
 

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MTShipp said:
Anyone ever get the feeling us 2-wheelers aren't wanted? I do quite often. The reason is I periodically travel to an area where the only parking made available for the public is in a deck. They always have those signs too that state "No Motorcycles Allowed!"

First of all, why? Do they think the arm will decapitate me when I try to pass through?

How do you all handle those situations?
I think there are a couple of reasons. First the sensor often does not pickup on the fact that a motorcycle want to go in or out. So you are stuck.....did this in San Antonia one time....what a mess.
Secondly - and the way I got out of the mess was to just drive around the arm......which I guess wouldn't collect them much revenue if the exit gates were automated for credit cards.

Where I work they have the no-motorcycle sticker on the arm mechanism, howeve we have a dozen or so MC only parking spots in the underground garage.....so the sticker means nothing as far as I can tell.
 

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I guess I'm lucky. My parking garage does not have motorcycle specific parking. However, the parking attendants tell us to park in the "No Parking " areas next to their booths so that they can keep an eye on them and make sure no one messes with them.
 

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I pulled into an outside fee lot in Orlando and the first time in I collected a ticket. When I was leaving the girl said the sensor wouldn't pick me up so I should just go. I came and went several times over a couple days and they just kept waving me through without paying. Worked for me.
 

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I know some parking lots in clearwater beach that won't allow bikes for the reason they can just jump the curb,or squeeze past the gate without paying. On the plus side, they have dedicated street parking for bikes
 

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They probably have those stickers because they don't want bikes with straight pipes puttering around looking for a spot and driving their customers away.

At the lot here it's common practice for bikes to stop at the gate and grab a ticket, then either gun it to beat the automated arm or just ride around it. Then we take the sidewalk out.
 

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Try the parking garages on Las Vegas, on the Strip. Not only are they free of charge for car and bike alike, but there are also plenty of yellow-zone places where bikes park all the time to be close to the casino entrance.
 

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I guess I'm lucky. My parking garage does not have motorcycle specific parking. However, the parking attendants tell us to park in the "No Parking " areas next to their booths so that they can keep an eye on them and make sure no one messes with them.
NICE GUY!!
 
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