VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – If you drive into Vancouver, you know how hard it can be to find a parking spot. A group of motorcyclists and scooter riders is noticing it, too.

Ian Tootill with MC Parking says there needs to be more supply for the increasing demand in two wheel riders. “We represent the interest of about 30,000 motorcyclists in the Lower Mainland and what we’re calling for is more plentiful parking on city streets for motorcycles.”

“There’s a shortage of usable space. If you’re a motorcyclist and you’re riding around maybe several blocks before you find one of those designated spaces. Just like cars, motorcyclists should be able to find a space on every block,” he argues.

Jerry Dobrovolny with the City of Vancouver says they’re aware of the supply and demand problem.

“We’ve created over 200 dedicated motorcycle spaces.  We have another 100 that will be added this year and also we’re reviewing the fee which is 50 percent of the metered rate and we are lowering that,” he explains.

“[There's] lots and lots of competition for curb space and parking, both the cars and motorcycles and scooters,” he adds.

Motorcyclists and scooter riders will be protesting tomorrow morning in downtown Vancouver.  The aim is to take up parking spots to create a visual representation to support their cause.