The Motorcycle Network uses Google Maps to mark over 1000 parking spaces on their website www.mcnetwork.com.au and now with the release of the new iPhone ap, motorcyclists can find bays and stations across Australia quickly and easily while out and about, simply by looking up their location on their mobile.
Riders can download the iPhone Ap at the Apple Store or www.tr.im/motorcycle.
Accurate information on timed bays or Clearway restrictions has been programmed in. Zoom can be set right down street level or wider to get an overall picture of city areas.
There is also a built inreport function, so that any new spots, or any spots that have disappeared, can be quickly and easily reportedby theriders out on the road. Precise GPS locations can be sent with just a few clicks.
“Local councils are becoming progressively more supportive of two-wheeled transport as a cleaner, greener transport alternative,” says site creator Jacqui Kennedy and now that we have all the existing parking spots mapped, we can work on expanding the number of spaces.
Sydney and Newcastle, are utilising otherwise wasted space and marking it up for two-wheelers which will ease the CBD parking congestion if motorcycles don’t need to occupy a car space.
With over 1000 motorcycle and scooter retailers across Australia, the Dealer iPhone Ap due to be released in early 2010, will be particularly useful to those riders venturing out of the cities and touring around Australia, as they will be able to find brand dealers, spare parts and emergency help where ever they are.