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And they just think they can park anywhere! Images of Canberra

By mp2615 - 13 March 2012 27

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An image I took last week of some scofflaw tradesman in Civic, flagrantly parking illegally.

What’s really maddening is the motorcycle which was booked this morning, parked on the paving in the background of this image.

They would have been OK on the grass I presume.

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Bramina 7:26 pm 14 Mar 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

Bramina said :

This has often annoyed me. I’ve seen lots of tradies park on grass and walk to the work site with nothing but a lunch box.

Once I saw a painter who was working inside a cafe. He had parked his ute out the front and blocked the a huge part of the footpath with bunting. It was a rainy day and his barrier was forcing people to walk out into the rain. What a tool.

Forcing people to walk in the rain?? So do the eaves continue on beyond this particular building across the pedestrian crossing and onward to wherever you might want to go or do they stop short of the building footprint like they normally do and force everyone to don an umbrella? Let’s just call the architects, building owners and ACTPLA tools as well for not catering to the needs of those who aren’t comfortable with getting a little wet.
While we are bantering the “tool”word around, how about the road worker’s who force us to go into the right hand land when they fix potholes. Let us lay blame for inaccessibility to an ATM at the Armaguard folks while they are re-filling the machine, or ACTEW when our power goes out whilst they rescue the fried possum from a transformer.
People have jobs to do in order to survive and to maintain our city. The fact that these activities may interfere with your normal life is nothing compared to the chaos that would ensue if they didn’t do them at all. Get over it!

But it was completely unnecessary to block off the footpath. He wasn’t really using it for anything – apart form leaving a few tins of paint and his esky outside the door.

He could have quite happily parked on the footpath and let people walk under the eves, but he had to cordon the area off for no apparent reason.

Cordoning off a covered footpath on a rainy day for no reason makes him a tool in my books.

p1 10:00 am 14 Mar 12

The argument about tradies doing short jobs on sites and moving on, having to carry heavy tools etc is probably fair – at least as far as it is true. The problem is that even within your strict criteria there are a visible section of the tradie population who flaunt the rules.

If what you say about hard done by tradies were true, we would see no illegally parked vehicles before about 10am (as before the office dwellers get in there would be plenty of legal parking). There would be no illegally parked vehicles as big sites where everyone is working a standard business day all on the same site (which, I might add makes you no different to the office dwellers).

A part of me though supports the subversive anti government anarchist action of these naughty boys though. Anyone who can deprive the government of some arbitrarily set revenue is OK by me. If only they could drive a little better.

Jim Jones 8:58 am 14 Mar 12

dph said :

It’s ok, they’re tradies, they can do what they want. If you’re a tradie, you don’t have to abide by road rules, common courtesy or turning up on time. It’s a law.

Nailed it.

mp2615 8:55 am 14 Mar 12

Just to round this out. Yes, building owners can apply for exemptions. Not the case in this instance. Yes there is fitout going on, and the contractors are not allowed to park in the building. That might be a bit rough for them. These guys are simply taking the risk. They’ve been told not to park on the grass there.

wildturkeycanoe 5:20 am 14 Mar 12

Bramina said :

This has often annoyed me. I’ve seen lots of tradies park on grass and walk to the work site with nothing but a lunch box.

Once I saw a painter who was working inside a cafe. He had parked his ute out the front and blocked the a huge part of the footpath with bunting. It was a rainy day and his barrier was forcing people to walk out into the rain. What a tool.

Forcing people to walk in the rain?? So do the eaves continue on beyond this particular building across the pedestrian crossing and onward to wherever you might want to go or do they stop short of the building footprint like they normally do and force everyone to don an umbrella? Let’s just call the architects, building owners and ACTPLA tools as well for not catering to the needs of those who aren’t comfortable with getting a little wet.
While we are bantering the “tool”word around, how about the road worker’s who force us to go into the right hand land when they fix potholes. Let us lay blame for inaccessibility to an ATM at the Armaguard folks while they are re-filling the machine, or ACTEW when our power goes out whilst they rescue the fried possum from a transformer.
People have jobs to do in order to survive and to maintain our city. The fact that these activities may interfere with your normal life is nothing compared to the chaos that would ensue if they didn’t do them at all. Get over it!

EvanJames 11:51 pm 13 Mar 12

Ha, I forgot the golden rule in Canberra, never criticise “tradies” (or anyone in a ute pretending to be a tradie) as the soft-handed citizens are busy trying to be mates with them.

Those building site workers who park around the building site are carrying diddly-squat onto the site. Apart from their giant lunch eskys. The building site is their workplace, same as the office next door is the workplace for others, who have to use the normal legal parking spots. Yet the building site workers feel entitled to park on the nature strip/median strip/kerb.

And they don’t get pinged for it.

Bramina 11:06 pm 13 Mar 12

This has often annoyed me. I’ve seen lots of tradies park on grass and walk to the work site with nothing but a lunch box.

Once I saw a painter who was working inside a cafe. He had parked his ute out the front and blocked the a huge part of the footpath with bunting. It was a rainy day and his barrier was forcing people to walk out into the rain. What a tool.

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