Just got word from the mayor's office that permits will be required to park a scooter, moped or motorcycle in one of the 23 non-metered parking corrals designated last year by city transportation officials trying to deal with increased use of two-wheeled motorized transport.

The new regulation goes into effect Monday, April 6. Annual permits for the two-wheel locations will cost $50 and are available at the Parking Violations Bureau, 400 W. Whittier St. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

“The annual permit fee will offset our costs for signage, pavement markings and maintenance,” Randy Bowman, administrator of the Division of Mobility Options, said today in a release.

The 23 corrals designated in Downtown, the Short North and Brewery District accommodate about 267 two-wheeled vehicles. In coming months, the city will scout unused spaces that could be transformed into additional parking spots.

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