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Wildly successful Mawson Park and Ride expanded

By johnboy - 23 November 2011 51

Simon Corbell has announced that with the Mawson Park and Ride filling up by 8.30am the facility has been expanded.

“Bike and Ride, and Park and Ride facilities were launched in Mawson on Athllon Drive in January 2010 providing 97 parking spaces and 18 secure bike lockers,” Mr Corbell said.

“From the day it opened, Park and Ride opportunities at Mawson has been in high demand with the free car park often reaching full capacity before 8.30 am on weekdays.

“In response, the ACT Government has invested $550,000 to double the capacity of the car park providing an additional 90 parking spaces. This funding also includes the provision of a new bike storage cage that can hold up to 24 bikes at a time.

“Ten of the existing bicycle lockers at Mawson have been relocated to areas in Canberra where demand for lockers is high, including the new Park and Ride facility on Flemington Road in Mitchell.”

“The Mawson facility is just a short walk from the local shops and is located next to the Athllon Drive bus stop. Buses service this route every five minutes during peak periods and every 10 minutes during off-peak times.”

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Wildly successful Mawson Park and Ride expanded
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Bluey 10:18 am
23 Nov 11
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It has nothing to do with it being free all day parking and the shops being a short walk for the people who work there?

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Watson 10:33 am
23 Nov 11
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Bluey said :

It has nothing to do with it being free all day parking and the shops being a short walk for the people who work there?

You have to provide your residential and employer’s address when you apply. And they can (will?) call your employer to verify this. I don’t know how often the parking inspectors visit, but I would think they would go regularly.

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Innovation 10:44 am
23 Nov 11
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Proof that public carparking along major transport corridors is in great demand. Let’s hope that the Government looks at introducing more carparks and, if necessary, bus stops in other areas. Eg, I reckon that workers at the growing Deakin office park and medical facilities as well as commuters from Tuggers/Weston Creek who travel via the Parkway or Cotter Road would love one on Adelaide Avenue/Yarra Glen.

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BicycleCanberra 10:46 am
23 Nov 11
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Watson said :

You have to provide your residential and employer’s address when you apply. And they can (will?) call your employer to verify this. I don’t know how often the parking inspectors visit, but I would think they would go regularly.

This is a free park and ride, not a voucher one. So anyone can park there whether or not they are using public transport. 170 car park spaces and only 24 bicycle parks! just shows you the disparity in funding allocation for cycling and walking.

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BicycleCanberra 10:48 am
23 Nov 11
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BicycleCanberra said :

170 car park spaces and only 24 bicycle parks! just shows you the disparity in funding allocation for cycling and walking.

187 car parks spaces

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00davist 10:57 am
23 Nov 11
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BicycleCanberra said :

Watson said :

You have to provide your residential and employer’s address when you apply. And they can (will?) call your employer to verify this. I don’t know how often the parking inspectors visit, but I would think they would go regularly.

This is a free park and ride, not a voucher one. So anyone can park there whether or not they are using public transport. 170 car park spaces and only 24 bicycle parks! just shows you the disparity in funding allocation for cycling and walking.

Yep, it highlights the disparity in funding from cycling.

Have you considered that, concidering car driver pay alot in registration and taxes for the PURPOSE of infrastructure, and cyclists do NOT, that perhaps car infrastructure might be greater??

Of corse not, you were to busy shining your halo!

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GBT 11:02 am
23 Nov 11
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BicycleCanberra said :

Watson said :

and only 24 bicycle parks! just shows you the disparity in funding allocation for cycling and walking.

That’s because more people drive than cycle. And I’m fairly sure people that walk don’t need parking spaces….

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BicycleCanberra 11:12 am
23 Nov 11
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00davist said :

Yep, it highlights the disparity in funding from cycling.

Have you considered that, considering car driver pay alot in registration and taxes for the PURPOSE of infrastructure, and cyclists do NOT, that perhaps car infrastructure might be greater??

Of course not, you were to busy shining your halo!

Then you have to factor in the destructive capabilities of the a motor vehicle. The costs in road deaths,serious injuries ,property damage and wear and tear on the roads. But hey! lets not argue about the true economics lets all modes of transport have an equal share of the pie!

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watto23 11:24 am
23 Nov 11
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BicycleCanberra said :

00davist said :

Yep, it highlights the disparity in funding from cycling.

Have you considered that, considering car driver pay alot in registration and taxes for the PURPOSE of infrastructure, and cyclists do NOT, that perhaps car infrastructure might be greater??

Of course not, you were to busy shining your halo!

Then you have to factor in the destructive capabilities of the a motor vehicle. The costs in road deaths,serious injuries ,property damage and wear and tear on the roads. But hey! lets not argue about the true economics lets all modes of transport have an equal share of the pie!

I’m all for cyclists doing their thing, but I bet if you look at the costs for providing for cyclists versus the income, cyclists would be doing quite ok.

I still can’t see why a cyclist doesn’t have to pay say $50 pa to ride on the road. The money could be then used to provide more bike lanes and bike racks etc.

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00davist 11:28 am
23 Nov 11
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watto23 said :

BicycleCanberra said :

00davist said :

Yep, it highlights the disparity in funding from cycling.

Have you considered that, considering car driver pay alot in registration and taxes for the PURPOSE of infrastructure, and cyclists do NOT, that perhaps car infrastructure might be greater??

Of course not, you were to busy shining your halo!

Then you have to factor in the destructive capabilities of the a motor vehicle. The costs in road deaths,serious injuries ,property damage and wear and tear on the roads. But hey! lets not argue about the true economics lets all modes of transport have an equal share of the pie!

I’m all for cyclists doing their thing, but I bet if you look at the costs for providing for cyclists versus the income, cyclists would be doing quite ok.

I still can’t see why a cyclist doesn’t have to pay say $50 pa to ride on the road. The money could be then used to provide more bike lanes and bike racks etc.

Well that’s it, theres allot of resistance to bycicle registration suggestions, but a damand for more infrastructure. The money has to come from somewhere.

Pardon the pun, but I’m sick of these bludgers being after free ride!

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Felix the Cat 11:29 am
23 Nov 11
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00davist said :

BicycleCanberra said :

Watson said :

You have to provide your residential and employer’s address when you apply. And they can (will?) call your employer to verify this. I don’t know how often the parking inspectors visit, but I would think they would go regularly.

This is a free park and ride, not a voucher one. So anyone can park there whether or not they are using public transport. 170 car park spaces and only 24 bicycle parks! just shows you the disparity in funding allocation for cycling and walking.

Yep, it highlights the disparity in funding from cycling.

Have you considered that, concidering car driver pay alot in registration and taxes for the PURPOSE of infrastructure, and cyclists do NOT, that perhaps car infrastructure might be greater??

Of corse not, you were to busy shining your halo!

Most cyclists pay taxes too. 1/11th of the cost of the bike is tax as are the lycra outfits that are often worn by cyclists.

If you had been paying attention during previous motorist vs cyclist wars on here you would know that car rego just goes into a big consolidated revenue pot and isn’t used specifically for infastructure.

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thatsnotme 11:33 am
23 Nov 11
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BicycleCanberra said :

This is a free park and ride, not a voucher one. So anyone can park there whether or not they are using public transport. 170 car park spaces and only 24 bicycle parks! just shows you the disparity in funding allocation for cycling and walking.

So how many of the existing bike parks are full every day? Given that, by my reading of the article 10 of the existing lockers have already been moved to areas where demand is high, there must have been plenty of spares at Mawson.

I’d also think that a fairly good chunk of the money allocated would be going towards the new cage they’re building there. So I’m not quite sure why you’re bleating about funding, when quite clearly money is being spent on upgraded bike parking, despite the fact that it appears to be under-utilised at the moment anyway.

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Watson 11:34 am
23 Nov 11
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BicycleCanberra said :

This is a free park and ride, not a voucher one. So anyone can park there whether or not they are using public transport.

No, because than there would be no reason to call it park and ride. http://www.canberraconnect.act.gov.au/Services/p/park-and-ride

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BicycleCanberra 11:50 am
23 Nov 11
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Watson said :

BicycleCanberra said :

This is a free park and ride, not a voucher one. So anyone can park there whether or not they are using public transport.

No, because than there would be no reason to call it park and ride. http://www.canberraconnect.act.gov.au/Services/p/park-and-ride

The Mawson Park & Ride does not require a permit
http://www.transport.act.gov.au/park_and_ride.html

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00davist 12:00 pm
23 Nov 11
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Felix the Cat said :

00davist said :

BicycleCanberra said :

Watson said :

You have to provide your residential and employer’s address when you apply. And they can (will?) call your employer to verify this. I don’t know how often the parking inspectors visit, but I would think they would go regularly.

This is a free park and ride, not a voucher one. So anyone can park there whether or not they are using public transport. 170 car park spaces and only 24 bicycle parks! just shows you the disparity in funding allocation for cycling and walking.

Yep, it highlights the disparity in funding from cycling.

Have you considered that, concidering car driver pay alot in registration and taxes for the PURPOSE of infrastructure, and cyclists do NOT, that perhaps car infrastructure might be greater??

Of corse not, you were to busy shining your halo!

Most cyclists pay taxes too. 1/11th of the cost of the bike is tax as are the lycra outfits that are often worn by cyclists.

If you had been paying attention during previous motorist vs cyclist wars on here you would know that car rego just goes into a big consolidated revenue pot and isn’t used specifically for infastructure.

Money goes into the pot, money comes out, fact of the matter still stands, the amount payed in taxes, by a driver pales the taxes of a cyclist to the point of negligable, especially if you want to bring into it the taxes on purchase of vehcle and consumables/optional accessories.

the line of money may not be direct, but we pay the big bucks, and at the end of the day, there would not be the money there to spend without it.

you want more infrastructure for YOUR mode of transport, then pay for it, like everyone else does!

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