So, ACTION has once again failed to deliver anything useful.
We were thinking about going to the big day down at Regatta Point on Sunday, for the shows, displays and fireworks. Instead of driving and having to do the big long walk from Civic to the lake, I found that Action are doing post-show shuttle services to get you home.
Well, guess what, they don’t take you home. The services that start from 9:30PM only take you to one of the main bus interchanges where you will find yourself stranded, because the last bus of the day left around 7:30. After calling Action to clarify if there was any other way to get home, they said no. Okay, parking at the Belconnen mall and driving home from there after the day might be an option, but then you have to pay for the parking as well, $30 if you were to spend all afternoon at the lake plus the bus fare for a family of five = over $60 in total. At this suggestion Action recommended parking somewhere else, like near lake Ginninderra. Sure! I’d love to take my family for a pleasant stroll on Sunday night at 10:30PM, along Emu Bank with all the drunken yobbos and other loons who have been inebriated with Aussie pride. Chan street car park is closed on weekends and who’d want to walk around any of those back streets at that time of night anyway?
The Canberra Center only charges $2 for the entire day on Sundays, so it looks like we will have to drive to the show and not have a drink to celebrate. Party poopers.
Public transport in this town is still pathetic and they wonder why people complain and don’t use it.