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Westminster to be gridlocked by motorcyclists every week!

February 19, 2010

In the mass email that was sent this morning to more than 7,500 supporters, the No To Bike Parking Tax campaign seems to be more keen than ever to take direct action against Westminster City Council, where it really hurts. As Warren Djanogly, the very well respected chairman of the campaign, says “enough is enough – the talking is over”.

Thousands of motorcyclists protesting outside Westminster City Hall

We can’t agree more with Warren – thousands of motorcyclists have so far peacefully expressed their opposition to being stealth taxed for parking in Westminster and have been completely ignored by a bunch of arrogant Conservative fat cats, who will be having a civic dinner on 9th March 2010 in the Northumberland Hotel, one of the most prestigious venues in Central London, using the millions of pounds that they have so far unfairly (and potentially illegally) taken from the public, including motorcyclists, who have had to pay a parking tax without any justification whatsoever. This civic dinner, costing taxpayers £23,000 according to Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg (Leader of the Labour group at Westminster Council), also comes at a time when Westminster Council has made hundreds of their employees redundant, who are now without a job and struggling to feed their families, as a result of the Tories’ high incompetence to manage the finances of the wealthiest borough council in the United Kingdom, which now has a budget overspend of £22 million!

Anyway, the No To Bike Parking Tax campaign is now more determined than ever to take some painful (but legal) action against Westminster Council in order to force them to scrap their ridiculous motorcycle parking charge. Peaceful talks, protests and negotiations have been ignored, so now has come the time for direct and painful action, where it really hurts.

Northumberland Hotel, where the Westminster Conservative fat cats will have their civic dinner on 9th March 2010

As we mentioned last week in one of our posts, hundreds of bikers will take an inmense pleasure in disrupting the Westminster Conservative civic dinner on 9th March 2010, by causing big traffic jams all around Trafalgar Square and embarrassing the Westminster Tories and their guests, who will inevitably be stuck in traffic or forced to park their polluting hummer miles away from the venue, while the bikers will be taking care of them, as they finally manage to approach the Northumberland Hotel.

Gridlock caused in Trafalgar Square by just a few angry bikers!

Every Wednesday morning and until Councillor Danny Chalkley finally scraps his motorcycle parking tax, hundreds of motorcyclists, who will have previously registered with the No To Bike Parking Tax campaign, will receive a wake-up call by SMS advising them of meeting points across Westminster where they will gather and from which traffic jams, described as ‘bottlenecks’, will be created during rush hour. This sounds like great fun, doesn’t it? After all, why would bikers be worried about disrupting the schedule of thousands of road commuters, who will inevitably get to work late, when tube drivers have no issues with disrupting thousands of underground commuters when they go on strike?

There is only one person to blame and that is Councillor Danny Chalkley. He’s the one who has decided to ignore thousands of objections to his motorcycle parking tax and is also the one forcing the same motorcyclists to cause gridlock in Westminster every Wednesday morning during rush hour. But if he still refuses to scrap the bike parking tax, how long will it take protestors to cause gridlock in Westminster two, three if not four times a week or more?

We now leave you with a short video which will give you an idea of the type of traffic jam that only a few angry motorcyclists can cause in less than 10 minutes! The Conservatives in Westminster treat motorcycles like cars, so they will behave on the roads like cars, until the bike parking tax is scrapped!


Please join and support the campaign to stop Westminster Council from stealth taxing motorcyclists to park before their scheme spreads all over the UK and the rest of Europe. For further details, visit

Rejoignez le groupe de manifestants contre le stationnement payant des motocyclistes a Westminster avant que cela ne se propage dans le reste du Royaume-Uni et l’Union Europeenne. Pour plus d’informations, consultez


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  1. 1frog permalink

    Great News ! Wednesdays are going to be “no driving in Westminster days” until the bike parking tax is scrapped. Lets show them we mean business and gridlock central London every week. I am well up for this and the sooner the better.

  2. Phil Randome permalink

    Oui, d’accord “1frog” !

    Right on “1frog” !

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