Find out what motorcycle bays are for, when you can use them and answers to frequently asked questions.
What motorcycle bays are for
Motorcycle bays are available throughout Brighton & Hove and they are free for all solo motorcycles.
Motorcycles are not permitted to park in other bays, like resident permit bay or pay and display (even if displaying a valid pay and display ticket).
Can I park in a motorcycle bay?
Only solo motorcycles can park in a motorcycle bay.
Why do we have motorcycle bays?
We have motorcycle bays so solo motorcycles can park in a bay dedicated for their use. This minimises damage to motorcycles and other vehicles. They are also free to use.
Motorcycles are seen as a sustainable form of transport, so we're committed to encouraging their use as an alternative to the car.
How do I know when restrictions apply?
The sign on the street will have this information. If no times are shown the bay operates at all times, 24 hours a day and every day.
Where are motorcycle bays located?
Over 350 motorcycle bays can be found across the city, with over 60 of those with locking provisions.
Where can I park my trike?
A trike cannot be parked in a motorcycle bay but you can park them in a paid parking bay. Please ensure that the pay and display ticket is secure and that it cannot fall off.
If you are a resident of Brighton & Hove then you are able to purchase a resident permit. You will need to ensure that you can securely display your permit.
I have received a penalty charge notice when parking in a motorcycle bay what do I do?
You should decide whether to: