A motorcyclist has hit out over new parking restrictions being put in place by Dundee City Council.
Hayley Haxton, 30, said the local authority is “throwing up” a plastic bike shed which she claims will increase the risk of firebugs and the theft of her Kawasaki Eliminator 600.
She said her bike had been parked under the security of the tower block at Pitalpin Court, Dryburgh, for a number of years but she was “shocked” when council workers began installing metal bars to prohibit her from parking the bike there.
Speaking to the Tele, Hayley, who works as a glass processor, said the new facility will only increase the chance of her motorbike — which cost her more than £1,000 — being stolen.
She said: “Where the bike has been positioned, it is in direct line of the tower block CCTV camera and chained to the building. This would deter any thieves from taking the bike.
“I came home earlier this week to find workers installing metal bars, preventing me from parking the bike there. I was told they will be throwing up a plastic bike shed which in my opinion will increase the risk of my bike being stolen and also attract firebugs.”
Hayley, who says she may now have to consider moving due to the situation, added: “I’ve lived here for more than eight years and I’ve had no issues previously with where I’ve parked the bike so I’m at a loss to the problem it is causing.
“The fire service has been here before and said it is in no way restricting their access to getting hoses into the block.
“The bike is my only means of transport to get to and from work. I believe the measures they’re putting in are increasing the chance of it being stolen in this open-plan plastic container.
“The way this has been dealt with has been badly communicated and I was disappointed to find the work being carried out on my arrival home from work.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “We are trying to find a solution to the situation.”