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TRN-3.310 - Motorcycle and Moped Parking Permit Pilot Program Rules


Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Systems Management Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority



As authorized by Code section 16. 16.10.300, a motorcycle parking permit allows motorcycle or moped parking in any metered on-street space for the designated time limit, as indicated by the parking meter. The Permit program is a pilot program, beginning September 1, 2010 and ending on August 31, 2011 at which time the program will be reviewed.




For the purposes of this policy, the following definitions shall apply:

"Metered on-street space" is an on-street space within a City meter district or area.

"Motorcycle" as defined by ORS 801.365 is any self-propelled (motorized) vehicle other than a moped or farm tractor that:

•  Has a seat or saddle for use of the rider;

•  Is designed to be operated on the ground upon wheels; and

•  Is designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground.

"Moped" as defined by ORS 801.345 is a vehicle, including any bicycle equipped with a power source, other than an electric-assisted bicycle or a motor-assisted moped that complies with all of the following:

•  Has a seat or saddle for use of the rider;

•  Is designed to be operated on the ground upon wheels;

•  Is designed to travel with not more than three wheels in contact with the ground;

•  Is equipped with an independent power source that:

°  Is capable of propelling the vehicle, unassisted, at a speed of not more than 30 miles per hour on a level road surface; and

°  If the power source is a combustion engine, has a piston or rotor displacement of 35.01 to 50 cubic centimeters regardless of the number of chambers in the power source; and

•  Is equipped with a power drive system that functions directly or automatically only and does not require clutching or shifting by the operator after the system is engaged.




1) This permit may be issued to a motorcycle or moped owner for the purpose of displaying payment in metered on-street spaces. A permitted motorcycle or moped may occupy a metered on-street space for signed duration without payment of meter fee.

2) A motorcycle or moped must demonstrate a valid vehicle registration.

3) The permit must be clearly displayed on the motorcycle or moped, attached to the rear license plate with screws. The license plate number on the permit must match that of the motorcycle or moped and be visible at all times.

4) The permit remains the property of the City of Portland and must be surrendered upon demand by any authorized officer.

5) It is unlawful to display this permit on any vehicle other than that for which it is issued.

6) If permit is lost or stolen, there is a $15 replacement charge per permit.

7) The Bureau may deny requests for permits or impose such limitations, as it deems necessary.

8) The Motorcycle and Moped Parking Permit Program is a pilot program beginning September 1, 2010, ending August 31, 2011. The Bureau of Transportation will monitor the program and propose final rules for adoption at the conclusion of the pilot program.




Permits are issued on a rolling basis and are valid for one month from the date of purchase. The fee is $40 per month.




In addition to any penalty imposed by the court as a result of a citation, violations of this permit will be penalized as follows:

1) 2nd violation: 10 days suspension of permit

2) 3rd violation: 30 days suspension of permit

3) 4th violation: revocation of permit

Failure to surrender a suspended permit within 10 days of the date of notification of suspension will result in cancellation of that permit for the remainder of the year.

Continued noncompliance may result in an examination of whether future permits will be issued.



Adopted by Director of Bureau of Transportation and filed for inclusion in PPD August 23, 2010.