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Parking fees going up to pay for things you didn’t want

By johnboy - 14 December 2012 40

Dr Erin Brady has been wheeled out to take the rap for pay parking increases:

The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate wishes to advise the community of increases to pay parking from January 2013, Dr Erin Brady, Executive Director of City Planning announced today.

Income generated from parking is used to provide maintenance of parking and fund improvements in the transport system.

“The ACT Government is building a network of park-and-ride facilities to give people who park in these areas the option of mixing car-use with bus-use.

“Significant investments have also been made to existing infrastructure such as bus-lane extensions on the Belconnen-to-City corridor, bus-lane building on Canberra Avenue, real-time information systems for bus-users, and the Civic cycle-loop.

“The ACT Government has a strong commitment to achieving a sustainable transport system for the ACT and this is one aspect of this commitment.

The release neglects to mention just how large the increases will be.

UPDATE 14/12/12 17:05: The CT is reporting it’s a 12% increase.

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Parking fees going up to pay for things you didn’t want
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Duffbowl 6:15 pm
14 Dec 12
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“Income generated from parking is used to provide maintenance of parking and fund improvements in the transport system.”

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha

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gooterz 6:36 pm
14 Dec 12
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Where are the alternatives?

Why are we paying more money to demolish car parks.

Why do we pay for buses?

Increase rates an average of $30 per person and make PT free.

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desertdreaming 7:51 pm
14 Dec 12
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I heard that the ACT Government deferred this rise until well after the election, surely that’s not true. Either way this rise makes good policy sense. Except if you are a working parent with small kids and need recourse to a car, a worker on variable hours, don’t live near practical bus route, one of the thousands of rural dwellers who come into town, etc etc…..

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RB78 8:02 pm
14 Dec 12
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“Income generated from parking is used to provide maintenance of parking and fund improvements in the transport system.”

Fair enough. I don’t mind if my parking fees are going to maintaining the carparks I use.

That said, I wish they’d hurry up with getting the MyWay-linked parking machines installed so I can stop having to sort all the coinage out each week.

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gooterz 8:37 pm
14 Dec 12
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RB78 said :

That said, I wish they’d hurry up with getting the MyWay-linked parking machines installed so I can stop having to sort all the coinage out each week.

Who doesn’t have $9 worth of coins every day!
Sadly I think linking myway to the machines will happen after light rail

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Duffbowl 8:38 pm
14 Dec 12
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desertdreaming said :

I heard that the ACT Government deferred this rise until well after the election, surely that’s not true.

You mean this one -> http://the-riotact.com/parking-fee-increase-in-woden/81495

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goggles13 9:05 pm
14 Dec 12
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RB78 said :

“Income generated from parking is used to provide maintenance of parking and fund improvements in the transport system.”

Fair enough. I don’t mind if my parking fees are going to maintaining the carparks I use.

That said, I wish they’d hurry up with getting the MyWay-linked parking machines installed so I can stop having to sort all the coinage out each week.

get a pre-paid voucher online

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gooterz 10:03 pm
14 Dec 12
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goggles13 said :

RB78 said :

“Income generated from parking is used to provide maintenance of parking and fund improvements in the transport system.”

Fair enough. I don’t mind if my parking fees are going to maintaining the carparks I use.

That said, I wish they’d hurry up with getting the MyWay-linked parking machines installed so I can stop having to sort all the coinage out each week.

get a pre-paid voucher online

Do these work in the carparks the government sold to the privates?

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crackerpants 7:58 am
15 Dec 12
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goggles13 said :

RB78 said :

“Income generated from parking is used to provide maintenance of parking and fund improvements in the transport system.”

Fair enough. I don’t mind if my parking fees are going to maintaining the carparks I use.

That said, I wish they’d hurry up with getting the MyWay-linked parking machines installed so I can stop having to sort all the coinage out each week.

get a pre-paid voucher online

If you work full time. If you work part time, get $100 worth of $2 coins from the bank as needed. Don’t ask for parking tokens though, they get confused.

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rosscoact 9:00 am
15 Dec 12
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Parking will continue to rise above CPI until it becomes profitable to make a capital investment in parking structures. That used to be around $15 a day but possibly closer to $20 now. They al;so have to pay for the conversion of the machines to a less archaic collection system.

Get used to it because it also supports government policy to encourage people to use public transport.

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dpm 10:15 am
15 Dec 12
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Are the parking machines there still mainly coin only? If so, it must be fun finding $13.50 in coins every day! I hope the extra $$ are going to fund the replacement of coin machines with newer ones!

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vg 5:04 pm
15 Dec 12
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Ride, run, catch a bus or carpool. Saves money and builds health.

And please, don’t give me the old ‘doesn’t work for shiftworkers’ shite.

a) Shiftworkers more than often park outside business hours so get it for free; and
b) Been working shiftwork for over 20 years in Canberra and have done all of the above

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screaming banshee 5:44 pm
15 Dec 12
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How about etoll readers for the car park entry/exit?

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banco 6:07 pm
15 Dec 12
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Has anyone ever seen an MLA on a bus? ever?

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bigfeet 8:23 pm
15 Dec 12
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banco said :

Has anyone ever seen an MLA on a bus? ever?

A more pertinent question would be:

“Outside of the six week period prior to a Territory election has anyone ever seen an MLA in public? ever?”

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