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Paid parking at UC and Groovin the Moo

By 27 April 2014 13

In March, the University of Canberra started charging for parking. It has caused a fair amount of anger and outrage, not to mention a few heated discussions in class. It hasn’t bothered me that much as it’s not particularly expensive and for the most part seems to discouraged some from driving, freeing up parks closer to campus – a happy reality for a lazybones like me.

This is all until today when I headed out to uni for a few hours of quiet library time in preparation for the mountain of work due in the next few weeks (as we’re at the business end of the semester) and couldn’t find a park. Everything was heaving with those joining the big dance party – Groovin the Moo.

I can’t imagine I was the only one. Perhaps the uni could have kept one park free for only those with uni ids to access? They are after all a uni and I am paying for the parking which was conveniently free for today’s revellers…

grrrrrrr

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13 Responses to Paid parking at UC and Groovin the Moo
#1
MonarchRepublic12:08 am, 28 Apr 14

It is only paid parking Monday to Friday anyway…

#2
VYBerlinaV8_is_back9:03 am, 28 Apr 14

Pay parking at uni – a new low. I remember when they brought in 3 hour parking at UC in the 90′s and sent parking inspectors to book people during their 3 hour end of semester exams,

#3
knuckles9:26 am, 28 Apr 14

Seeing as I could hear Groovin the Moo at my place in West Belconnen, I doubt you would have got any quiet library time anyway.

#4
switch10:03 am, 28 Apr 14

Uni students still use libraries?

#5
Genie10:49 am, 28 Apr 14

knuckles said :

Seeing as I could hear Groovin the Moo at my place in West Belconnen, I doubt you would have got any quiet library time anyway.

Couldn’t hear a thing in Giralang.

#6
caznchet1:17 pm, 28 Apr 14

The noise wasn’t as bad as previous years in the Bruce area but I do wish patrons would take their empty bottles home instead of leaving them lying in the road and gutters.

#7
Chups1:41 pm, 28 Apr 14

knuckles said :

Seeing as I could hear Groovin the Moo at my place in West Belconnen, I doubt you would have got any quiet library time anyway.

Some friends and I could hear it very clearly from our respective homes in Hawker, Page, Holt and Macgregor. So much so that I googled the playlist, found out who was scheduled to play at the time, youtubed their music and could match the song I was hearing with what I found on my computer. The music was very, very clear and loud. Who needs tickets when you can have a party with the funkiest music provided for free from 10km away!

#8
Tetranitrate2:33 pm, 28 Apr 14

Genie said :

knuckles said :

Seeing as I could hear Groovin the Moo at my place in West Belconnen, I doubt you would have got any quiet library time anyway.

Couldn’t hear a thing in Giralang.

Neither in Kaleen, right near Baldwin drive too.

I’m guessing the fact that we’re elevated relative to UC matters more than the distance.

#9
thatsnotme3:20 pm, 28 Apr 14

Tetranitrate said :

Genie said :

knuckles said :

Seeing as I could hear Groovin the Moo at my place in West Belconnen, I doubt you would have got any quiet library time anyway.

Couldn’t hear a thing in Giralang.

Neither in Kaleen, right near Baldwin drive too.

I’m guessing the fact that we’re elevated relative to UC matters more than the distance.

I think more than the elevation, is that the stages and speakers were pointing more or less directly West. You were basically to the side of the speakers, whereas a lot of other suburbs, even 9 or 10km away, could hear it because the sound was projected directly towards them.

Heard it in Macgregor last night too. I honestly thought it was someone playing loud music on my street. If it weren’t for so many other people around my area also hearing it, I’d never have believed the sound could have traveled so far!

#10
Holden Caulfield4:07 pm, 28 Apr 14

And yet not many metres from the stage, during The Presets especially, I was thinking the music could have been louder.

#11
MonarchRepublic6:18 pm, 28 Apr 14

thatsnotme said :

Tetranitrate said :

Genie said :

knuckles said :

Seeing as I could hear Groovin the Moo at my place in West Belconnen, I doubt you would have got any quiet library time anyway.

Couldn’t hear a thing in Giralang.

Neither in Kaleen, right near Baldwin drive too.

I’m guessing the fact that we’re elevated relative to UC matters more than the distance.

I think more than the elevation, is that the stages and speakers were pointing more or less directly West. You were basically to the side of the speakers, whereas a lot of other suburbs, even 9 or 10km away, could hear it because the sound was projected directly towards them.

Heard it in Macgregor last night too. I honestly thought it was someone playing loud music on my street. If it weren’t for so many other people around my area also hearing it, I’d never have believed the sound could have traveled so far!

Interesting. This was the first time I couldn’t hear it from my part of Bruce. The patrons however – they made their presence known when wandering the streets

#12
troll-sniffer8:11 pm, 28 Apr 14

ummmm, te concept of parking across the road somewhere and walking in for a few minutes a bit obscure for you?

#13
Chello9:40 pm, 28 Apr 14

It was quite a treat whilst at the dog park. Very clear music and good songs!

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