Thursday, 17 June 2010
Most of the vandalism is 'paint related'
Around 1,700 signs enforcing Westminster Council's motorbike parking charges have been vandalised.
Since 2008 motorcyclists have been charged £1 per day to park in the borough, leading to regular protests by the No To The Bike Parking Tax group.
Referring to the signs, it said on its website: "Do not pay the parking tax if the bay is obliterated, the bay is non-enforceable and therefore free."
Westminster said their signs provided "vital information".
Now the authority is vowing to monitor "trouble spots" in an attempt to catch the culprits.
Council officers say they have seen statements on the internet referring to the attacks as "liberating bays" and urging motorcyclists to "fight back now".