Free Motorbike Parking POI

Latest Version released on 20-Aug-2021 covering 806 parking bays.
The most annoying thing about working in London is trying to find a free legal parking spot for your motorbike, well now your problems are almost solved!
Boroughs that charge for parking for motorbikes are not listed at the moment (will be a separate POI file) including Waltham Forest and Westminster for example. See at the bottom of page for more on this.

Below you will find download links for popular SatNav systems for a POI file that will display all the free Motorbike parking close to you. Or you can use it as a destination for your journey. The functionality is only limited by the SatNav system you are using.

I am expanding this POI package but I am only covering London (inside the M25) at this present time, if you believe another city should be covered post below!.

Online Map:
Click here to see a Google map showing the progress so far in mapping all the bays in London.

Downloads:

TomTom (not app):
Copy all the files in this zip file into your installed map folder (Typically: United_Kingdom_and_Republic_of_Ireland) on your TomTom device.
Download > TomTomFreeParkingLondon  05-Aug-2021

TomTom Android App:
Copy the contents of this zip file into
\Android\data\com.tomtom.gplay.navapp\files\files\personal\pois\
directory may be either in internal or external SD card storage depending on which one TomTom chose for its installation. POI file’s name should now appear in your My Places list.
Download > TomTomAppFreeParkingLondon  05-Aug-2021

Garmin:
This is provided in two versions, one is without icons the other is with icons.
My advice is try the the download without the icon first, if that works try the download with the icon (the icon version just changes the default icon).
To install, use the POI Loader from Garmin
Download 1 > GarminFreeParkingLondon  05-Aug-2021
Download 2 > GarminFreeLondonParkingNOICON  05-Aug-2021

Known Problems:
TOMTOM: It is known that the Android App will not work with custom icons at the moment, once this feature is implemented I will update the Android version.
Newer TomTom devices do not allow custom POI icons (sucks I know).
Old TomTom guide to installing POI files is available here.
Newer versions (MyDrive) see here.

If you have compatibility issues just delete the files you copied over to your device, they are just data files and do not change your SatNav configuration in any way.

History:
20-Aug-2021 covering 806 parking bays.
05-Aug-2021 covering 455 parking bays.
18-Jan-2016 covering 244 parking bays.
12-Jan-2016 covering 162 parking bays.
22-Dec-2015 covering 122 parking bays.

Disclaimer:
While every care has been taken to ensure the data on the POI is correct I do advise you to check the county / boroughs rules on Motorbike Parking and especially read any signs displayed on, in or near the motorbike parking bays.

IMPORTANT
When Parking:

  • Always check the signs (some areas have a mixture of pay and display and free!)
  • Do not park in a suspended bay
  • Park fully within the bay (may be fined if outside the bay)
  • Do not leave a motorcycle in a bay for more than 24 hours (City of London can be hot on this)
  • Solo bikes only in most bays

Send Thanks to:
Thunderous71 – Compiling, designing and testing.
WeeemRCB – Testing
Royal Jordanian – Testing
TurboCCC – Software
POIEdit – Software