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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:00 pm 
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I posted this elsewhere(how do you delete reply?), but after reading about it on DOT's site I still have these questions.
How does it work when you park your scooter on the street, between cars and there's Muni meter parking on that street?
If you go to the little kiosk thing and pay for a specific time, where do you put the receipt that would normally go on a car's dashboard?
Will you be ticketed if you don't display that little piece of paper? And where on a scooter would you put it?
And how would one know if you've actually paid, or not?

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sw19 wrote:
I posted this elsewhere(how do you delete reply?)


I deleted the duplicate post for you this time. For next time, see this FAQ:
http://www.nyscooterclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1205

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how does that work?

It doesn't.


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I grew up with "pay and display" or muni meters as they're calling them here. There's different ways of dealing with it.

1. In some places they have dedicated motorcycle bays and if you park in them, you don't have to pay.

2. UK vehicles have tax disc holders. You get the ticket, write motorcycle and your tag number on it, and put it inside your tax disc holder. This discourages theft (no one else can use it because it has MV and your tag number on it). People are deterred from theft by having to pry the bpay and display ticket out of the tax disc holder. Buy a UK MC tax disc holder.

3. Some local authorities in higher theft areas suggest you write your reg on it, and take it with you. If you get a ticket, you fight it by showing the pay and display thing at court.

4. If you can get an additional receipt, get it. Its always good to have extra proof.

I suggest, if its the DOT bringing these in that you write to them and ask them how motorcycle should deal with this, and ask them to publish the instructions on their web site with the Muni meter info.

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I just read that you can pay by credit card, or a pre purchased NYC parking card.

I suggest doing the things I mentioned, plus never paying with cash.

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If you get a ticket, you fight it by showing the pay and display thing at court.

Great! A day in court as a standard part of the legal parking process? No, thanks!

(Just kidding... but I don't pay at Muni-Metres and I won't until they write me specific two-wheel vehicle instructions.)


Off-Topic: Andrea - Alli and I just watched The Italian Job, a film I'd not seen since in the theatre in 1969. All I could remember was the bit about "blowing the bloody doors off". I had fun hearing your signature lines come up!


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AlliCat wrote:
Yes, but you can't pay by credit card AT the meter (I think).

Can someone confirm this?


You can at some, and by NYC parking card at even more.

There are instructions and details of which locations allow it on the website, which I found through Google.

The muni meters seem to cover parking slots that are available for limited time parking only, so, unless some one corrects me, I can't see how this would be a massive problem. There is a higher risk of some one stealing your ticket from a motorcycle, but with the steps I've mentioned I think its possible to adequately cover your arse.

Rob, challenge the ticket by mail ;)

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i usually buy my time and keep the reciept in my wallet till im called to court to plead innocente :roll:

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Ran into traffic agent writing tickets near some Muni meters. Asked about how to park a Vespa/motorcycle using the Muni meters. She told me "oh you park for free, just don't park in a no standing zone by mistake. If you use the muni meter someone will just take it off you bike. So park for free and don't worry about it."

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Excellent. I love it when the traffic cops tell you to park for free.

Has anyone in the forum received a ticket for parking without posting the receipt?


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i have a drawer full of receipts, just in case. now i know better..thanx

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I would not trust that ONE person. I once got a ticket for parking my car in a spot suggested by meter maid, 15 mins after they changed shifts and the next one had a very different opinion of my parking rights. Cheers.


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jules wrote:
Has anyone in the forum received a ticket for parking without posting the receipt?


Good question. If no one has ever gotten one that would confirm the agent.

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I would not trust that ONE person.


Also perhaps others when they see a traffic agent can ask them and we can see if there is a consensus.

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Where were you when you asked the traffic cop? If this were true, we could basically park anywhere in Midtown!

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Liam wrote:
Where were you when you asked the traffic cop? If this were true, we could basically park anywhere in Midtown!


Midtown on 50th Street somewhere between 6th Ave & Lexington. Not sure exactly where.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:49 pm 
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pay muni meter with credit card take reciept if you use one bolt and wing nut on your plate take off wing nut put ticket on stud fasten wing nut you dont get to park for free at muni meter if you use credit card to pay fore meter you will have a record that will hold up in court some agts will ticket you some might not better be safe than poorer


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Still no one is reporting getting a ticket at a muni meter.

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You can't just park "almost everywhere" in midtown, Most of the muni-meter spaces in Midtown are for COMMERCIAL VEHICLES ONLY, there are very few on street parking spaces in midtown for regularly plated vehicles with muni-meter regulation. Be careful.

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And through September, park for free...

Midtown
412-422 W. 33rd between 9th and 10th

Theater District
1120 Ave of the Americas, 44th St.
between 5th and 6th (entrance on 43rd St.)

http://www.vespanomics.com/FreeParkingNYClocations.cfm

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I followed up with two traffic agents near my office on 14 th St near 5th Ave. They confirmed that with muni meters just park between two cars witout paying and don't worry.

They also talked about metered (non muni) parking. They said to park between two cars but to make sure the car had put money in the meter. If the meter expires they said you might get a ticket. Off the record they suggested to pull the plates (but a slight risk someone would write a ticket for a visible VIN#).

They also said the important thing is to avoid parking in no standing zones.

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