New motorcycle permit for people with disabilities

People with disabilities who ride motorbikes now allowed to use designated parking spots.

  • Oct. 3, 2016 6:00 a.m.

Thanks to the launch of a new motorcycle permit for people with disabilities, more people will be able to make use of designated parking spots. This will allow them to have access to parks, recreational facilities, and services in their communities.

The new permits were created by the Social Planning Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) and supported by the provincial government.

While motorcycles are not always top of mind when people think about designated parking for people with disabilities, SPARC BC has received a number of requests from permit holders who ride motorcycles. These requests often come in May or June as the weather improves and people start to look for ways to enjoy the outdoors and opportunities to fully engage with their communities.

The new motorcycle permits support Accessibility 2024, a 10-year action plan to make BC the most progressive province in Canada for people with disabilities. A key goal under Accessibility 2024 is for British Columbia communities to have the most accessible transportation options in Canada.

Permits are available through SPARC BC’s Parking Permit Program for People with Disabilities. Permit holders must carry their parking placard with them or have their SPARC BC wallet card as proof that they are valid permit holders.

New applicants or existing permit holders who require a decal for their motorcycles should contact the Parking Permit Program at SPARC BC at 604-718-7744, or email permits@sparc.bc.ca.