Parking provision for motorcycles will be assessed on demand. The number of motorcycles in use in Northern Ireland is approximately 2% of the total number of cars. Where provided or required the location of motorcycle bays within a development should take account of the requirements of users and recognise that they are vulnerable in tight or enclosed space.
Motorcycle theft is also a problem that concerns most riders. The provision of carefully planned, secure parking facilities which provide for natural surveillance can help to reduce this concern. Additional security can be afforded through the provision of security bollards or inground motorcycle clamps to which motorcycles can be chained. Purpose built security systems are also available which clamp the front wheel of a motorcycle and include combined storage facilities for clothes and accessories.