The protest has been going on since the charges were introduced at the beginning of last year, regularly punctuated with demonstrations in central London, convoys around the M25 and a memorable contretemps with Boris Johnson.
Some supporters believe that the ruling will be the catalyst for other local authorities to impose similar charging schemes as Crossroads Rider’s blog points out;
‘The key issue at stake is whether UK councils can or should treat demand for parking these congestion busting machines in similar ways to other single-track vehicles like bicycles, or like motorised twin-track vehicles including cars, vans and trucks.’
Dr Leon Mannings, transport policy advisor to the Motorcycle Action Group agrees;
‘UK council responses to demand for parking scooters and motorbikes should be more like those for bicycles than cars.’
The No To Mob, it hardly needs to be said, view this defeat as merely the latest battle in the war and plan to take their case to the European courts.