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The point, Steve, is you’re not meant to be parking at Manuka Oval

By johnboy - 13 February 2013 47

The Liberals Steve Doszpot is having a cry that his progress to corporate hospitality at Manuka Oval was impeded by every other idiot like him thinking he could just rock up in his car and be accommodated at an inner city locale:

Manuka Oval has played host to two international sporting events in the past
month and more are planned for the future but there is still no effective car parking plan. ACT Shadow Sport and Recreation Minister Steve Doszpot will today call on the government to develop a proper parking management plan, so that finding a car park near Manuka Oval during a big event will no longer be near impossible.

“The government was aware well in advance of the crowds that were expected to attend the recent international cricket matches at Manuka Oval, but yet no simple parking plans were put in place,” Mr Doszpot said.

“In fact the government’s only plan was to bring in additional parking inspectors to book cars that were parked contrary to current regulations.

“Whilst there were free bus services on offer, public transport is not always an option for tourists, families and residents of the area.

Maybe residents of the area could try, I don’t know, walking?

Your correspondent rode his bicycle to the PM’s XI and left a plastic bag covering the saddle. It was delightful and hassle free.

If all those who can take the free bus we imagine the available parking will be more than adequate for those who cannot.

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47 Responses to
The point, Steve, is you’re not meant to be parking at Manuka Oval
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Holden Caulfield 11:11 am
13 Feb 13
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Tourists never use public transport. They always travel by car. Everywhere. The world over.

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johnboy 11:15 am
13 Feb 13
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At the airport they drive their cars right up to the terminal they’re going to!

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Solidarity 11:33 am
13 Feb 13
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Um, people don’t want to catch buses, ride or walk…. They want to drive. Is that too hard for you people to comprehend?

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chewy14 11:36 am
13 Feb 13
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“Your correspondent rode his bicycle to the PM’s XI and left a plastic bag covering the saddle. It was delightful and hassle free.”

Hmmm, did you ride said bicycle home or leave it at the ground?

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Jerry Atric 11:39 am
13 Feb 13
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Holden Caulfield said :

Tourists never use public transport. They always travel by car. Everywhere. The world over.

On recent trip to England my wife and I (tourists) used public transport exclusively, cheaper and reasonably convenient, except going to some National Trust attractions where they obviously expected one to come by car, and so usually involved a short walk from the bus/train.

Give tourists convenient transport and they will come.

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Omerica 11:44 am
13 Feb 13
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Tourists, in Canberra? That is where they made the mistake.

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Starrie 11:57 am
13 Feb 13
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This is beyond ridiculous. There is plenty of parking at Manuka. I was in Manuka that evening for dinner and parking in the paid parking under Coles was easy to get, plus after about 9pm they lift the gates so it ended up free anyway for me and the Cricket goers who were smart enough to park there.

Maybe he should instead get over his stinginess.

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p1 12:10 pm
13 Feb 13
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Maybe they could park on the oval itself? There is almost never anything useful happening there.

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FioBla 12:11 pm
13 Feb 13
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>…free bus…

Release, the Dungfungus…

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johnboy 12:22 pm
13 Feb 13
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Solidarity said :

Um, people don’t want to catch buses, ride or walk…. They want to drive. Is that too hard for you people to comprehend?

Well you can’t. Try learning to be a functioning human being in your own right.

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KB1971 12:22 pm
13 Feb 13
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Solidarity said :

Um, people don’t want to catch buses, ride or walk…. They want to drive. Is that too hard for you people to comprehend?

Unrealistic expectation considering the locale?

Everybody knows that there is limited parking but people insist on wanting to drive their cars?

I dontgeddit…..

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johnboy 12:28 pm
13 Feb 13
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chewy14 said :

“Your correspondent rode his bicycle to the PM’s XI and left a plastic bag covering the saddle. It was delightful and hassle free.”

Hmmm, did you ride said bicycle home or leave it at the ground?

And a lovely ride home it was. Much like the drive home for those in cars I imagine.

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DrKoresh 12:36 pm
13 Feb 13
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Solidarity said :

Um, people don’t want to catch buses, ride or walk…. They want to drive. Is that too hard for you people to comprehend?

Um, people can’t drive everywhere and expect to be accommodated, especially to leisure events like the cricket. Why is that so hard for people like you to suck up and get over?

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Solidarity 12:41 pm
13 Feb 13
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johnboy said :

Solidarity said :

Um, people don’t want to catch buses, ride or walk…. They want to drive. Is that too hard for you people to comprehend?

Well you can’t. Try learning to be a functioning human being in your own right.

Hence the whole reason for the article at the top of the page. If you want something to change, there is only one way to do it, sitting idle won’t achieve much.

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Duffbowl 12:44 pm
13 Feb 13
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Starrie said :

This is beyond ridiculous. There is plenty of parking at Manuka. I was in Manuka that evening for dinner and parking in the paid parking under Coles was easy to get, plus after about 9pm they lift the gates so it ended up free anyway for me and the Cricket goers who were smart enough to park there.

Maybe he should instead get over his stinginess.

Come on, you know if you can’t park within a five minute stroll, its just too far away for some Canberrans!

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