Third world Belconnen Buses?

jessiegirl 23 June 2009 34

Morning,

I catch a bus from Belconnen to the City every morning. I understand the need to update the original bus interchange and to have aternative arrangements while this is occuring. My gripe is the revolting state of the bus stops and surrounds at the Lathlain Street bus stops. This morning I had to step over copious amounts of rubbish, broken glass, abandoned shopping trolleys and dirt and gravel covering the floor of the bus shelter and around the shelter. I have never seen such attrocious care of a public place, it felt very third world.

Why can’t Action Buses clean and maintain their temporary bus stops like they cared and maintain the old interchange?

In addition, the people who are dropping thier rubbish less than a metre away from the provided rubish bin should be ashamed. Put your cigarette butts, macdonald wrappers, beer bottles and newspapers in the bin provided. Have some respect to the other people who use those bus stops.

Cheers

Unhappy public transport user!


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poetix poetix 4:54 pm 10 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

Skidd Marx said :

Don’t blame ACTION, blame the littering bogans who are so adept at living for themselves whilst making things unpleasant for the majority of citizens who actually have some semblance of class. Take a walk through Erindale some time if want to experience authentic third-world conditions.

Walking through Erindale is certainly a thrill. From dodging speeding cars, to avoiding the gazes of bikies, there is something for everyone.

I hope you nominated this experience for the 100 top things about Canberra?

DrKoresh DrKoresh 3:35 pm 10 Jan 13

Skidd Marx said :

Don’t blame ACTION, blame the littering bogans who are so adept at living for themselves whilst making things unpleasant for the majority of citizens who actually have some semblance of class. Take a walk through Erindale some time if want to experience authentic third-world conditions.

Walking through Erindale is certainly a thrill. From dodging speeding cars, to avoiding the gazes of bikies, there is something for everyone.

astrojax astrojax 1:15 pm 10 Jan 13

Punter said :

#1 Budapest only has one bus stop? At least you know you’ll get off in the same place you got on, there’s no chance of catching the wrong bus.

in the parlance of the riotact of old, gold! 🙂

LivesUnderBridgeEatingGoats LivesUnderBridgeEatingGoats 11:16 am 10 Jan 13

Everyones so damn quick to blame the Government, yet in reality it’s the wonderful people of Canberra that turn these places into the rubbish tips that they are. Irony is redefined by seeing a tool with an aussie pride or southern cross tat throw a ciggarette butt \ maccas wrapper on the footpath then piss next to a bin…

eily eily 10:31 am 10 Jan 13

‘Burke and Hare’d?

Lazy I Lazy I 10:07 am 10 Jan 13

Now I aint sayin’ you a grave digger…

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 9:05 am 10 Jan 13

Don’t blame ACTION, blame the littering bogans who are so adept at living for themselves whilst making things unpleasant for the majority of citizens who actually have some semblance of class. Take a walk through Erindale some time if want to experience authentic third-world conditions.

Prospector Prospector 10:03 pm 09 Jan 13

But in its wisdom, the ACT Government has removed responsibility for bus stops and interchanges from ACTION.

Weirdly, responsibility now rests with the ‘Transport for Canberra’ administration (=ACT Roads)……strange, but true!

BigDave BigDave 11:22 pm 23 Jun 09

For your information, Action Buses aren’t responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of bus stops. Neither do they clean or maintain the interchanges. This is dealt with by Urban Services (TAMS) or sub-contracted out to private cleaning firms. Contacting Canberra Connect will get you better results.

Eric Eric 10:43 pm 23 Jun 09

You can lodge a complaint, but it’s probably TAMs who are responsible for cleaning those stops now, not Action? I know when I complained about the temporary Tax Office bus stop having a lack of shelters, Action stated that unfortunately they were not reponsible for the design and layout of those bus stops.

Also, as littering is an offence and a fine can be imposed, maybe the ACT government can put all those cameras they have put around the bus stops to good use, and start doing something with the video footage of litterbugs? Maybe use some of the videos as a PR campaign on telly. Or are they….not connected to anything. [ominous music plays].

Art Art 6:37 pm 23 Jun 09

“Why can’t Action Buses clean and maintain their temporary bus stops like they cared and maintain the old interchange?”

I have a better question, why can’t Canberrans look after what the government gives them.

Punter Punter 5:59 pm 23 Jun 09

#1 Budapest only has one bus stop? At least you know you’ll get off in the same place you got on, there’s no chance of catching the wrong bus.

astrojax astrojax 4:30 pm 23 Jun 09

mebbe not, jc, agreed; but trevar has, nonetheless, a point…

JC JC 4:08 pm 23 Jun 09

trevar said :

“it felt very third world.”

I can’t imagine that third world countries would produce enough rubbish to make their bus stops untidy. Countries where food is rarely packaged in individual portions and where alcohol is a precious commodity are hardly going to have a significant amount of rubbish.

Only first world countries are both careless enough to create significant quantities of garbage, and wealthy enough to expect their government to employ someone to clean it up!

So, perhaps you should complain that it felt very first world…

I take it you have never REALLY been to a third world country then?

astrojax astrojax 3:39 pm 23 Jun 09

Mr Evil said :

Typical! Here in the ACT we get a UN-approved warm and cosy Prison, but a Khmer Rouge approved sh1thouse for a Bus Station!

day made, muchos gracias! ; )

RatsNest RatsNest 1:53 pm 23 Jun 09

Thumper said :

What are these “bus” things you speak of?

A new and wonderous time travel device.

Yes, they somehow manage to turn a 15 min trip into a 2 hour trip

BlueMonday BlueMonday 1:09 pm 23 Jun 09

#15 – Ant
“it’s terrible when people post things on online forums, isn’t it?”

Bahahahahaha. Ha. Too funny. Bren thinks it is most terrible indeed. RiotAct should be for what, Bren … ?

Thumper Thumper 1:05 pm 23 Jun 09

I can’t imagine that third world countries would produce enough rubbish to make their bus stops untidy. Countries where food is rarely packaged in individual portions and where alcohol is a precious commodity are hardly going to have a significant amount of rubbish.

You obviously haven’t been to Morocco my friend…..

Morocco in Arabic must mean Land of many plastic bags

Thumper Thumper 1:03 pm 23 Jun 09

What are these “bus” things you speak of?

A new and wonderous time travel device.

bren bren 12:46 pm 23 Jun 09

Well if you included in you’re post that you’d spoken to Action about it without any success, you’d have my support. But too many people, come here whinge first and wonder why nothing changes.

I’ve never had the need to complain to Action, but when I’ve actually complained to the appropriate section of other Government Departments I’ve got a result.

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