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Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

Hello all!

I am considering to buy a nice enduro motorcycle, a dream of mine and I am making some preparations for it. One of them is parking.

I own a car, a sportback (or hatchback) and I have my own parking space in front of my building. Since my car is not so big, there is still some space enough for a motorcycle.

So the question is, can I park my motorcycle in the same spot with my car? I don't see the problem with it but then again this is Switzerland and I haven't seen anybody doing that.

What do you think?
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Re: Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

I asked my landlord and they've no issue with me cramming as many vehicles as I can into my parking space.

Another friend has been told by their landlord that the spaces are for one vehicle only and that's it. He now parks beside the bicycles which is somehow better in the eyes of the landlord.

Contact your landlord and you should get an answer, or don't contact them and they might tell you to shift it.
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Re: Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

Thank you for the answer Ato. I'll clarify with the landlord as you suggested.
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Old 29.04.2020, 22:14
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Re: Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

My OH parks his car and motorbike in one spot. No complaints from anyone
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Re: Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

In contrast to the other replies; when we rented in Geneva we were told by our Regie (letting agent) that parking a moped, motorbike, or even a pushbike our car parking space was not allowed and that anything other than a car would be removed.
This apparently applied also to things involving in car maintenance such as a set of spare tyres, tool boxes, etc.

I suspect that our building had a older tenant who's entire raison d'être was complaining about her neighbours (someone who had no reason to even be in the garage area as she didn't have a car), but even so I'd suggest checking with your letting agency and getting their permission (in writing) for the motorbike being on your space at the same time as a car.
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Re: Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

Anjela, such a severe restriction would have to written into the lease. I’d suggest the OP review their agreement. When I lived in an apartment in Thônex our underground parking had just about everything possible to put between two parallel lines. Cars, car parts, tires, pushbikes, motos, motorcycles, furniture, etc.

In fact when I moved in the previous tenant hadn’t had a car and another tenant had staked a claim, without permission. Took the regée and concierge over two months to find the culprit and get the junk removed.
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Re: Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

The answer probably should depend on the circumstances.

OP appears to have an outdoor space. Basically you can use that space any way you want as longs you don't damage, there's no hazard, and no permanent installation. Using a car space for car + bike should be perfectly Ok as long as you stay within the "border", IMHO even if the contract says otherwise.

Anjela however is speaking about a garage, presumably underground, which inreases the importance of safety (fire, gas, water, etc). Storing anything (easily) flammable may well be forbidden, and extremely costly if your tyres happen to be the cause of a fire, even if it they were lit by they neighbor's boys.
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Re: Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

Local fire regulations might mandate that on an underground parking spot only:
-Vehicle(s)
-One set of tires
-One size limited cabinet with vehicle related stuff
-Bulky sporting good (ski, surfboard, etc.)
can be stored.

AFAIK know the number of vehicles on one spot is not limited.
https://services.vkg.ch/rest/public/...84.pdf/content
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Re: Parking a motorcycle in a yellow spot

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Anjela, such a severe restriction would have to written into the lease. I’d suggest the OP review their agreement. When I lived in an apartment in Thônex our underground parking had just about everything possible to put between two parallel lines. Cars, car parts, tires, pushbikes, motos, motorcycles, furniture, etc.

In fact when I moved in the previous tenant hadn’t had a car and another tenant had staked a claim, without permission. Took the regée and concierge over two months to find the culprit and get the junk removed.
Nothing written in the lease, as we pointed that out to the Regie after they sent us photographs of our 'mess'. All we were obliged to do according to the lease was keep the space clean, which we did. We countered with photos showing that most of the other tenants also had similar 'junk' on their parking spaces and that was the last we heard on the matter.
In our case we had teenage boys who kept their mopeds on the space and the neighbour had taken against them so was probably trying to stir up trouble.
Unsettling though and a problem best avoided.

For peace of mind I'd still advise the OP to get confirmation in writing that the regie/owner has no objection to a motorbike being on the parking space as well as the car, and maybe take pictures to prove that it doesn't extend pass the boundaries of his space or block someone else's access.
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