Basically, if the notice at the car-park doesn’t state that there are free spaces, then you must take up a designated space and attach a ticket (to your windscreen) which may be tricky! If you park your bike anywhere else, even with a ticket you may be charged. If the notice states there are free spaces then you can park there, assuming there’s space. If the car-park is ‘short stay, it’s worth checking if that rule applies to motorcycles as well. Full information is available on the Ipswich Borough Councils’ (IBC) website (ironically I neglected to read before jumping on my bike to go into town). But in summary, you can park at the following IBC car-parks. Other car-parks may have spaces but they don’t seem to declare them for Tower Ramparts or NCP. The IBC website states the number of bikes spaces allocated, which begs the question can you be charged if your bike exceeds the total allocated (who knows anything is possible). Allocated spaces: Crown Car Park Ipswich Village New Portman Rd Upper Barclay St William St
2 spaces 6 spaces 10 spaces Small bay opposite Motorcycle Accessories 6 spaces
Or on Street parking Cromwell Square High Street Old Foundary Rd Princess St
18 bays or maybe 5(the website contradicts itself) 5 bays 10 spaces 11 spaces
The SAM Observer August 2012
The August 2012 edition of "The SAM Observer"