Can you park a motorcycle on the sidewalk in Berlin?

Can you park a motorcycle on the sidewalk in Berlin?

With so few parking spaces, it's tempting to park your motorcycle on the sidewalk, but is it legal?​

Yes, you can park on the sidewalk in Berlin. It's normal to leave your scooter or motorcycle on the sidewalk here. You won't get any problems if the motorcycle doesn't block the path, and doesn't sit on private property.

The law says that motorbikes are can only park on the sidewalk only if explicitly allowed1, 2, 3, 4, but these rules are not enforced in most German cities. Almost all motorcycles in Berlin are parked on the sidewalk. Coup and Emmy (scooter rental companies) tell their users to park their scooters on the sidewalk.

When you park on the sidewalk, the only thing you need to worry about is theft and vandalism. Motorcycle theft happens more often in Berlin than in the rest of Germany1.

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