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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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Alderney 11:48 am
30 Jan 13
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I think the consensus here is that there are plenty of other options for getting to the game. Just none that involves less than a 30 metre walk other than parking illegally.

It would be interesting for the opposition to request an FOI in three months time seeking to find out how many people got out of paying the fine.

Do the crime, do the time. Pay up suckers and stop your bloody whinging.

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thebrownstreak69 11:58 am
30 Jan 13
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What a great thread. I just love some of the whinging I see on this site!

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chewy14 12:19 pm
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?

I was at work in the morning before going to the cricket as were most of the people I was with. Would have taken me approximately 90 minutes to get to the ground if I caught a bus vs 15-20 mins driving.

Is it any suprise some people didn’t want to catch a bus? (Didn’t get a parking ticket either so that’s good).

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Terra 12:41 pm
30 Jan 13
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Some of you wingers really need to realise just how good you’ve got it. Have a look at anywhere else and you’ll find that simply driving your car everywhere just isnt an option.

Wake up to yourselves. Go spend a week trying to drive your precious SUV’s around any other city this size anywhere in the world and then ask yourself what we really have to complain about.

Spoilt bloody Canberrans.

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Solidarity 1:05 pm
30 Jan 13
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Terra said :

Some of you wingers really need to realise just how good you’ve got it. Have a look at anywhere else and you’ll find that simply driving your car everywhere just isnt an option.

Wake up to yourselves. Go spend a week trying to drive your precious SUV’s around any other city this size anywhere in the world and then ask yourself what we really have to complain about.

Spoilt bloody Canberrans.

Canberra was built around the car, hence why we should be able to drive anywhere and everywhere. Public transport is crap. I parked across from Manuka Pool and didn’t get booked.

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KB1971 1:08 pm
30 Jan 13
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chewy14 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?

I was at work in the morning before going to the cricket as were most of the people I was with. Would have taken me approximately 90 minutes to get to the ground if I caught a bus vs 15-20 mins driving.

Is it any suprise some people didn’t want to catch a bus? (Didn’t get a parking ticket either so that’s good).

Yeah, on a normal day. What were the actual times for chartered buses leaving the interchanges going straight to the venue without any stops? Not much more than your car.

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astrojax 1:49 pm
30 Jan 13
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Roundhead89 said :

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.

so, not bothering to conform to the motor traffic act’s rules on parking, then? o, the pity [not].

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Keijidosha 1:58 pm
30 Jan 13
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Postalgeek said :

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

Well played!

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caf 4:36 pm
30 Jan 13
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I caught the free bus – it was perfectly pleasant.

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vg 5:30 pm
30 Jan 13
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Roundhead89 said :

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.

Indeed, no-one goes to Bondi any more. The beach is positively empty.

Sorry, YOU don’t go to Bondi anymore. Call Oz Tourism

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aussielyn 5:55 pm
30 Jan 13
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ORS has stated that 173 parking fines were issued. Illegal parking, e.g. the Canberra Ave median strip must be stopped. Access to & from Manuka Oval for these events should be via efficient park & ride services from more sites e.g. Mitchell & Mawson.

The police could control bus priority traffic after the game so that car users see that bussing is the way to go.

Consistent enforcement of illegal car parking together with good bus access, well publicised, should ensure Manuka Oval is utilised to the maximum.

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dungfungus 7:45 pm
30 Jan 13
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caf said :

I caught the free bus – it was perfectly pleasant.

There is no such thing as “a free bus”
No wonder ACTION’s revenues are stagnating.

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muscledude_oz 8:00 pm
30 Jan 13
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vg said :

Roundhead89 said :

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.

Indeed, no-one goes to Bondi any more. The beach is positively empty.

Sorry, YOU don’t go to Bondi anymore. Call Oz Tourism

Actually getting to Bondi Beach from the city is now a breeze thanks to the express, limited stop service in a bendy bus. Sound familiar? They’ve even pinched the old route number our Intertown service used to have – 333. Makes it easy to get to the beachside gym to work out and be photographed by Japanese tourists :)

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Tetranitrate 8:24 pm
30 Jan 13
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Terra said :

Some of you wingers really need to realise just how good you’ve got it. Have a look at anywhere else and you’ll find that simply driving your car everywhere just isnt an option.

Wake up to yourselves. Go spend a week trying to drive your precious SUV’s around any other city this size anywhere in the world and then ask yourself what we really have to complain about.

Spoilt bloody Canberrans.

Yeah I hate to break it to you, but commuting via car is pretty much the norm for ‘cities this size’.
We are not Sydney, Melbourne, London, Tokyo, or New York. This is a ‘city’ of ~350,000.
It’s not a metropolis, yet last I checked parking was actually slightly cheaper in the Adelaide CBD than here, despite it being more than twice the size.

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vg 9:37 pm
30 Jan 13
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“Some of you wingers really need to realise just how good you’ve got it”

Ease up champ. Some of us are forwards, and the inference we are backs is quite offensive. Almost as offensive as calling us whingers

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