|A designated--but full--scooter parking area, near the |
|A Friday night at the MAXXI gallery, with sidewalk parking|
|Two things are wrong here: a woman has a) parked|
her car in designated scooter spaces and b) knocked
over some scooters. A bad day. Bill helped her right
the scooters. See his contemporaneous post.
Especially in very crowded areas, it's appropriate for a scooter to use as little as possible of the car space, leaving most of the space free for a small automobile. Parking between two parked cars is fine, but only if you leave enough space for the cars to clear your bike or, if the cars are parked side-by-side, enough space for car drivers and passengers to enter and exit.
|Rural parking, below Monte Cavo|
A small percentage of scooter owners in the city use a commercial parking garage at night. We did so for a time, once because we were warned that thieves would relish the brown leather seat on our Piaggio Hexagon, again when we purchased a new Malaguti. We slept better, and the scooters stayed cleaner when they weren't vulnerable to birds and Rome's pioggia sporca (dirty rain). But it's not cheap (about E60 per month), and garage-parking can be inconvenient: garages usually close at midnight, and ours closed on Sunday at noon.
|Designated scooter parking--Largo S. Susanna--with some cheating on this end|