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Manuka Oval … not so brilliant.

By lion - 30 January 2013 65

Drove past the PMs XI today at Manuka Oval and noticed a Parking Inspector slapping down dozens and dozens of fines in the vicinity (wih no exaggeration).

Checked out the official parking which was fronted with a sign: PARKING FULL. Whats the use of updating the Oval if it cant even accomidate people parking first?

The whole suburb was chockerblocked, every piece of dirt was covered. Understandably, its an old suburb thats quite well developed… so really, the worst bit is isn’t that a dirty piece of revenue raising from the parking office?

Name and Shame. Maybe people should have events here exempt from fines.

There is no option provided, because let’s be honest- who would ride an Action bus?

[Ed – Well I rode my bike]

What’s Your opinion?


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65 Responses to
Manuka Oval … not so brilliant.
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Balthazar 9:20 am
30 Jan 13
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I say well done to the parking inspectors. There should be more of it. Park illegally, you get fined and it doesn’t matter if it’s a special event or not.

Show the arrogant & ignorant morons no mercy.

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FioBla 9:35 am
30 Jan 13
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Each fine should come with a “Like Canberra” t-shirt—the “I like Canberra, so I donate to general revenue” edition. Thanks guys.

http://the-riotact.com/your-chance-to-buy-a-like-canberra-t-shirt/89384

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Postalgeek 9:44 am
30 Jan 13
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Let’s be honest – plenty of people can and do ride Action buses. And ride. And car pool. And walk. And Taxi.

Or is this a daily commuting thing where people have to drop off the kids first and have to get to meetings between overs?

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zorro29 9:44 am
30 Jan 13
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yes i saw all the parking fines when i was on my jog last night.

i am all for it. i am so sick of people clogging up the area with illegally parked cars – it makes it dangerous for those that live in the area to drive around and get out of their driveways

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Gungahlin Al 9:51 am
30 Jan 13
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The same thing happened when Brisbane’s Lang Park got it’s massive upgrade. It was built with zero public carparking on site. Deliberately.

The Council put on stacks of bus and train services – all free with an event ticket. Still people drove and parked and got busted. Now no-one bothers with cars, and everyone uses public transport. And it is quite amazing to watch how quickly the venue and area clears.

I know it’s something that is damn near impossible for Canberra folk, but you have to learn to leave your car behind.

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RB78 9:55 am
30 Jan 13
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Balthazar said :

I say well done to the parking inspectors. There should be more of it. Park illegally, you get fined and it doesn’t matter if it’s a special event or not.

Show the arrogant & ignorant morons no mercy.

+1

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Holden Caulfield 9:58 am
30 Jan 13
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Well it appears I was lucky then. I parked in a legal spot near the school, but noted as I was walking towards the oval it was only a 15 min space. I was expecting a fine when I got back after the game, but lucky me, I was spared.

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dpm 10:06 am
30 Jan 13
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The free buses to/from brumbies games are great. I imagine the buses for cricket would have been ok too…

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Rollersk8r 10:08 am
30 Jan 13
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Similar to the parking inspectors going for it on Australia Day in and around Civic. I’m all for fining the kings of the world in their 4WDs who drive up the gutter and park outside of the carpark, right at the footbridge to Commonwealth Park. But geez, for everyone else parking properly and just trying to get the kids down to the park you’d think they could lay off it for 1 day.

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arescarti42 10:24 am
30 Jan 13
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It’s really not that difficult, if you don’t want a parking fine, then don’t park illegally.

As others have pointed out previously on this site, there is ample parking in Manuka literally 150 metres across the road, and more still at Kingston. There was also a free shuttle bus from Woden and Civic, and there are at least 6 different bus routes serving the area.

The people who can’t be arsed doing anything other than parking illegally at the front door, in spite of all the other options available, deserve to get a parking fine.

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JC 10:27 am
30 Jan 13
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Postalgeek said :

Let’s be honest – plenty of people can and do ride Action buses. And ride. And car pool. And walk. And Taxi.

Or is this a daily commuting thing where people have to drop off the kids first and have to get to meetings between overs?

You do know what is being talked about don’t you? It isn’t the daily commute to work, where as you point out there are plenty of options, this is a sporting even that didn’t finish until around 10-10:30pm. Do you seriously expect people to car pool, walk or ride from Manuka at that time of night?

Now if you had of just mentioned buses you may have been onto something. Action ran special buses from Woden and Civic and after the game to all the major town centres, so the answer would have been to park in the town centres and get the bus. Really at Manuka there is no other practical option as there is no space for massive carparks and parking cannot be a free for all, so really buses are the only answer.

Must admit never had a problem with Action for special events like this, even if there is parking it is normally a shit fight to get out. But like many you wouldn’t see me for dead on an Action bus for my daily commute, I value the 2-3 hours of my time EVERY DAY that getting the bus to work would take compared to the 50-60 minutes it tkaes driving. The difference, best case is an extra 230 hours per year with my wife and kids, worst case 460 hours. But yeah thats getting off topic.

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Tooks 10:42 am
30 Jan 13
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Waaaah. People parked illegally and got booked. Cry me a river. Maybe next time they’ll park a few streets away and walk their fat lazy arses to the match.

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vg 10:49 am
30 Jan 13
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“Do you seriously expect people to car pool, walk or ride from Manuka at that time of night?”

Yes, it was a beautiful night. Get off your fat blurter and move without vehicular assistance. It was a sporting event n’est ce pas?

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Postalgeek 10:53 am
30 Jan 13
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JC said :

Postalgeek said :

Let’s be honest – plenty of people can and do ride Action buses. And ride. And car pool. And walk. And Taxi.

Or is this a daily commuting thing where people have to drop off the kids first and have to get to meetings between overs?

You do know what is being talked about don’t you? It isn’t the daily commute to work, where as you point out there are plenty of options, this is a sporting even that didn’t finish until around 10-10:30pm. Do you seriously expect people to car pool, walk or ride from Manuka at that time of night?

Absolutely it isn’t the daily commute to work. It’s a day off with no pressures to be anywhere urgently. Are you saying people are incapable of parking in Kingston and walk, or sharing a car, or a taxi, or getting a bus to a match?

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Roundhead89 11:42 am
30 Jan 13
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This sort of thing is a killer for tourism. I remember going to Bondi Beach in the 1990s and always getting the souvenir of Sydney under my wipers when I returned. I just stopped going there.

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