§ 37-8-20. Motorcycle designated parking at public buildings.
(a) In order to encourage and/or accommodate motorcycle parking and to assure, whenever possible, that designated parking spaces for motorcycles are provided in parking areas adjacent to, or within sight of, state, city, and town buildings, every state department or state agency and every agency or institution maintained by a Rhode Island city or town is required to prepare a motorcycle parking plan. Provided, however, airports within the state are not required to comply with this requirement.
(b) Motorcycle parking plans shall initially be prepared prior to November 1, 2012, and shall be promptly posted on the applicable website of the state, city, or town. In the event that a new state, city, or town building is constructed, a motorcycle parking plan shall be in effect within thirty (30) days that the building is open to the public.
(c) Each motorcycle parking plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following provisions:
(1) Wherever possible, designated parking spaces for motorcycles shall be provided in parking areas that are adjacent to, or within sight of, state, city, and town buildings;
(2) The number and placement of designated motorcycle parking spaces shall be determined as a result of motorcycle utilization by employees of state, city, and town buildings, and with input from motorcycle owners;
(3) Designated motorcycle parking places must be set aside and made available annually to state employees during the months of April through November, beginning on April 1, 2013; and
(4) Signage designating motorcycle parking spaces shall be in place by April of each year.
(d) Motorcycle parking plans may be revised as situations warrant, but must be reviewed at least once every five (5) years and revised, as necessary.
(e) The unauthorized use of a designated motorcycle parking space will result in a fine against the registered owner of the offending vehicle in the amount of eighty-five dollars ($85.00).
(P.L. 2012, ch. 192, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 201, § 1.)