Motorcycle bay

Find out what motorcycle bays are for, when you can use them and answers to frequently asked questions.

motorcycle parking sign

What motorcycle bays are for

Motorcycle bays are available in Brighton & Hove and they are free for all solo motorcycles.

You are not allowed to park a motorcycle in other bays, like resident permit bay or paid parking bays (even if you've displayed a valid pay and display ticket or paid for a PaybyPhone parking session). 

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.

Find motorcycle bay locations by parking zone.

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. If you're buying a ticket from a pay and display machine, please make sure 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: