February 22, 2009

Parking a motorcycle at UBC

Universities are a bit of a Twilight Zone for parking as all the usual rules don't apply. Primarily, this is due to the hyper-vigilant parking attendents and uber-efficient towing services. Where a bike will normally tuck into little corner behind a building and happily sit all day, i'm hesitant to do this on campus.

Heading to the Northern Voice conference this weekend at UBC it took me 30 min to find a place for the bike. It felt like the storyline of Monty Python did a film noir. To make a long story short i visited 4 lots, talked to a security person, a maintenance person, and a parking person before finally finding a spot for the bike. >sigh<

At least it wasn't $11 for 2 hours bike parking like SFU.

No comments: