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Parking Downer Style

By 8 November 2012 17

downer parking

Leon has sent in this gem:

Why park on the street when you can park in a park?

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17 Responses to Parking Downer Style
#1
Mr Gillespie9:14 pm, 08 Nov 12

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

#2
Girt_Hindrance9:52 pm, 08 Nov 12

I was once asked why we park on the driveway and drive on the parkway.
This makes much more sense.

#3
wildturkeycanoe6:07 am, 09 Nov 12

I agree with Mr Gillespie, if you are a tradesman for instance and the boss sends you to somewhere like Mort St or Moore St after 9am, it is impossible to find a park. Because your vehicle has roof racks and ladders you can’t use the multistory lot. On numerous occasions I’ve driven around and around, eventually having to park on the War Memorial side of Limestone Ave because all the side streets have only 2 hour or no parking at all. It is a long haul back into Civic from there with a tool bag and 6 foot ladder but there are no alternatives. I now flat out refuse to work in Civic if it is after 7:30 in the morning.

#4
Pitchka8:31 am, 09 Nov 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

#5
smcphill9:08 am, 09 Nov 12

Pitchka said :

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

I think Mr Gillespie might be hyperventilating… somebody get the man a plastic bag, stat!

#6
Mysteryman9:10 am, 09 Nov 12

Pitchka said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

Why is there always one half-wit who starts up with the “Canberrans can’t complain go live in Sydney/Melbourne” garbage? Tell you what, when Canberra’s population gets even remotely close to either of those two cities THEN you can start comparing them. Until then, don’t bother.

#7
trevar9:11 am, 09 Nov 12

If you don’t want people to park on it, don’t call it a park!

#8
bundah9:30 am, 09 Nov 12

Looks like a lovely shady spot to park.Nothing to see here.

#9
dtc9:32 am, 09 Nov 12

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

Yeah, but apparently its in Downer so not really that close to Civic

#10
NoImRight9:57 am, 09 Nov 12

Mysteryman said :

Pitchka said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

Why is there always one half-wit who starts up with the “Canberrans can’t complain go live in Sydney/Melbourne” garbage? Tell you what, when Canberra’s population gets even remotely close to either of those two cities THEN you can start comparing them. Until then, don’t bother.

Massive +1 on this.

#11
NellyBean10:17 am, 09 Nov 12

Mysteryman said :

Pitchka said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

Why is there always one half-wit who starts up with the “Canberrans can’t complain go live in Sydney/Melbourne” garbage? Tell you what, when Canberra’s population gets even remotely close to either of those two cities THEN you can start comparing them. Until then, don’t bother.

so the cost of parking is totally dependent on the total population of the city and not supply/demand? I don’t follow your reasoning.

#12
Mysteryman11:38 am, 09 Nov 12

NellyBean said :

Mysteryman said :

Pitchka said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

Why is there always one half-wit who starts up with the “Canberrans can’t complain go live in Sydney/Melbourne” garbage? Tell you what, when Canberra’s population gets even remotely close to either of those two cities THEN you can start comparing them. Until then, don’t bother.

so the cost of parking is totally dependent on the total population of the city and not supply/demand? I don’t follow your reasoning.

Supply and demand are influenced greatly by population. It’s idiotic to compare cities of vastly different population.

It’s not rocket science.

#13
NellyBean12:12 pm, 09 Nov 12

Mysteryman said :

NellyBean said :

Mysteryman said :

Pitchka said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

Why is there always one half-wit who starts up with the “Canberrans can’t complain go live in Sydney/Melbourne” garbage? Tell you what, when Canberra’s population gets even remotely close to either of those two cities THEN you can start comparing them. Until then, don’t bother.

so the cost of parking is totally dependent on the total population of the city and not supply/demand? I don’t follow your reasoning.

Supply and demand are influenced greatly by population. It’s idiotic to compare cities of vastly different population.

It’s not rocket science.

Supply and Demand is a ratio, if it was determined entirely by population then why does Sydney have comparable parking prices to New York? (and an average higher cost of living)

#14
RadioVK12:25 pm, 09 Nov 12

NellyBean said :

Mysteryman said :

NellyBean said :

Mysteryman said :

Pitchka said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

Why is there always one half-wit who starts up with the “Canberrans can’t complain go live in Sydney/Melbourne” garbage? Tell you what, when Canberra’s population gets even remotely close to either of those two cities THEN you can start comparing them. Until then, don’t bother.

so the cost of parking is totally dependent on the total population of the city and not supply/demand? I don’t follow your reasoning.

Supply and demand are influenced greatly by population. It’s idiotic to compare cities of vastly different population.

It’s not rocket science.

Supply and Demand is a ratio, if it was determined entirely by population then why does Sydney have comparable parking prices to New York? (and an average higher cost of living)

Population density, rather than just population, would be far more relevant in this instance.

#15
astrojax12:27 pm, 09 Nov 12

it’s a nice colour, that car…

#16
NoImRight1:00 pm, 09 Nov 12

NellyBean said :

Mysteryman said :

NellyBean said :

Mysteryman said :

Pitchka said :

Mr Gillespie said :

Perhaps there’s no room to park anywhere else? Have you ever tried parking anywhere near Civic? Sometimes you have no choice but to park on the grass. It has gone out of control!! And the Canberra Centre carpark is not an option because they charge you just to breathe in there!

First world problem.

Go live in the likes of Sydney, Melbourne etc then whinge about parking costs in the city.

Why is there always one half-wit who starts up with the “Canberrans can’t complain go live in Sydney/Melbourne” garbage? Tell you what, when Canberra’s population gets even remotely close to either of those two cities THEN you can start comparing them. Until then, don’t bother.

so the cost of parking is totally dependent on the total population of the city and not supply/demand? I don’t follow your reasoning.

Supply and demand are influenced greatly by population. It’s idiotic to compare cities of vastly different population.

It’s not rocket science.

Supply and Demand is a ratio, if it was determined entirely by population then why does Sydney have comparable parking prices to New York? (and an average higher cost of living)

Its cheaper in Mogadishu though…..So Sydney shouldnt complain because new York might be worse? When do we get to the ultimate City that it is OK to be dissatisfied with?

#17
Mysteryman1:11 pm, 09 Nov 12

NellyBean said :

Supply and Demand is a ratio, if it was determined entirely by population then why does Sydney have comparable parking prices to New York? (and an average higher cost of living)

Yes, it is a ratio. A ratio determined by a variety of factors that are influenced by population, available space, average earnings, etc, etc, etc. Considering that the greatest difference is in population, it makes no sense to bother comparing our city with another with over 10 times as many people.

And now you’re comparing two cities in different countries, with different exchange rates, different available land, different income levels, different transport systems, different governments… I can see discussing this with you is a waste of time.

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