Motorcycle Parking Auckland


Looking for motorcycle parking in Auckland? You’re in luck! There are plenty of motorcycle parking options available in the city, from car parks to car park buildings. Auckland Transport even has a dedicated motorcycle parking space in the CBD. And it’s not just motorcycles that are welcome – scooters and bikes are also welcome.

So whether you’re a motorcycle rider or just a bike enthusiast, you’ll find the perfect spot to park your vehicle. Just be sure to check the signs before you park, as some areas have restrictions on motorcycle parking. Happy riding!

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Everything that you need to know:

  • There is free parking for motorcycles in all of Auckland Transport’s car parks
  • There is only one motorcycle parking space per park and there are clearly marked spaces for motorcycles
  • If parking in a pay by plate area you are required pay.

There is a list of motorcycle parking in Auckland on the at gov website.

Motorcycle safety:

In Auckland, motorcyclists are facing new challenges on the road. No matter how experienced you are or how new you are to riding, be safe on the road.

Safety statistics and awareness

Under the Tamaki-Makaurau Road Safety Governance Group’s new Safety Strategy, Auckland Transport is now a Vision Zero region.

In the Auckland region, motorcycle crashes are on the rise. In the Auckland region between 2016 and 2020, 43 people died in motorcycle crashes and 577 were seriously injured. Poor observation and failure to stop/give way were the most common crash factors.

With the help of motorcycle education campaigns and programmes, Auckland Government is committed to reducing fatal and serious injury crashes involving motorcyclists.

Over the same distance travelled, the risk of a motorcyclist being killed or injured in a road crash is 21 times higher than that of a car driver. The skill set required to ride a motorcycle is different from that required to drive a car, and the level of vehicle control is greater. If a motorcyclist crashes, the consequences may be more severe, regardless of whether it is caused by the rider, other road users, the road environment or the vehicle itself.

Motorcycle safety gear

Every ride should be protected with protective gear. Here are the essentials:

  • Helmet – helmets are required by law to prevent head injuries.
  • Boots and gloves – protect your hands from abrasions and breakages.
  • Jacket or leathers – abrasion-resistant one- or two-piece suits.

Shops can advise you on the right motorcycle for you.

Riders are increasingly wearing high visibility gear, which is readily available. The visibility of drivers can also be improved by wearing bright clothing, backpacks, and bikes.

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Motorcycle campaign

In response to cars turning right in front of motorcycles, Auckland Transport produced a marketing campaign aimed at both motorcycle riders and motorists.

It is AT’s mission to educate motorbike riders on what is best practice to ride when approaching intersections and drivers to ‘look again’ when turning right or moving out of a ‘give-way’ junction.

In order to spot potential hazards earlier and more clearly, motorbike riders should always place themselves on the road in a position that maximises their vision. When approaching intersections, good riders see the big picture. 

Riders are encouraged to take action at intersections. You will be able to react to anything if you see everything.

Safely using bus and transit lanes

Whenever there is a sign that says “Bus Lane” or “Transit Lane” (i.e. T2, T3), motorcycles are allowed.

Motorcycles tend to crash when they go faster than other traffic because the bus lane is clear.

When another driver waves you through a queue at driveways and intersections, be extra cautious.

‘B’ traffic lights

When a white ‘B’ signal is displayed on a cycle, moped, or motorcycle, the rider can:

Alternatively, you can travel straight ahead or turn right or left. 

Turn right or left even if a traffic signal displays a red disc signal.

Visit the New Zealand Legislation website for more information.

At intersections

It is common for drivers to fail to see a motorcyclist, especially at intersections, which results in crashes. Tips and hints to help you:

  • Keep an eye out for traffic in the distance.
  • Keep a clear view of traffic waiting to turn at the intersection ahead. The vehicle in front might create a blind spot for you and your motorcycle.
  • At all times when approaching intersections, you need to be clearly visible to all turning traffic. If traffic is waiting to turn from the left or right, adjust your approach position accordingly.

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