Protesting Bikers Occupy Parking Spots in Bratislava
Parking in Bratislava is never easy due to the scarcity of parking spaces, but today drivers are getting particularly irate thanks to hundreds of bikers who descended on the city this morning and occupied as many parking spaces as possible.
The bikers are protesting against the law, which forces motorbikes to park on parking spots just like a car, even though they only takes up a small part of the parking space. Recently motorbikes that were not parked in boxes have been clamped, something that led the bikers to organise themselves and protest in this form, with each of the parked motorbikes displaying a sign saying “your car should be parked here”.
Most cities deal with the problem of motorbike parking either by tolerating bikers parking almost anywhere (as to date in Bratislava) or by setting aside areas that are exclusively for parking motorbikes.