11 February 2013

Another week of parking atrocities

| johnboy
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Well we all seem to be having a grand time photographing bad parking around Canberra and looking at the results.

Thanks to the reader who directed us to this snippet from Curb Your Enthusiasm:

If you see such a specimen in your travels be sure to join in the fun and send a picture in to images@the-riotact.com .

Here we go:

1) Terry caught this beauty at the cricket.


2) Melonhead was impressed by this effort at Bruce Stadium:

Parking Bruce Stadium style. Saturday morning parking at the arboretum shuttle stop.

bruce parking

3) Allen found rich pickings at Cole Gungahlin.

parking rav 4

4) Tom was pleased to see a Hummer finally getting off road.


5) Girt_Hindrance was thrilled by this effort in Tuggeranong:

Apparently you need many years of Medical training to be a doctor. Parking in their spot just doesn’t cut it according to the parking inspectors…


6) Allen found more joy in Deakin at the old Telstra building.

Apparently the BMW driver thinks the Commodore is a hover car..

parking parking

7) Oliver brings a quality entry:

Location: Out the front of Calwell Primary School.
When: As I was walking home on Friday after collecting my children (so about 3:05 to 3:10 Friday Afternoon).


8 ) Damien found a less conventional park:

Could this be the only dumped car in the Brindabellas that hasn’t been immolated? Pic taken 100m to the north of Coree fire tower.


9) Cameron was impressed by this effort at Westfield Belconnen.


10) Chris found this one at ANU:

My motorcycling mate lost it at this last week in the ANU underground car park on Marcus Clarke St… hundreds of spaces available the next level down!

Driving down two ramps must be too-hard-basket!


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screaming banshee6:15 am 14 Feb 13

I can’t wait to see people drop themselves off at the shop only for their cars to drive out of the car park and start meandering around the local streets

It really pisses me off when there is limited parking, and some arsehole does this.

If only they had one of these


Although I’m always suspicious of any product that is promoted by someone who speaks with a rising inflection at the end of each sentence.

Billy_Shears10:16 am 12 Feb 13

Long live Canberra’s parking atrocities, it’s a highlight of living here! Number 1 is a classic – I’ve never seen a car parked like that before!

These weekly round-ups are a bit like Media Watch – “everyone loves it until they’re on it”

KB1971 said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

Mostly 4wds… Hmm…

Correction, only one 4WD, the Hummer. The rest are just large station wagons with all wheel drive capability, no low range gearbox.

But the owners probably think they are 4WDs……

Ha ha ha. Parking at Deakin Fort Knox. No better now than years ago I see.
Wasn’t that place supposed to be closed? It is full of asbestos, has a Telstra cell tower about 50 meters from the north end and has had more people get diagnosed with Cancer than some known cancer clusters.

Most of them are just silly.

But a few of them are definitely passive aggression.

thebrownstreak69 said :

Mostly 4wds… Hmm…

Correction, only one 4WD, the Hummer. The rest are just large station wagons with all wheel drive capability, no low range gearbox.

thebrownstreak693:30 pm 11 Feb 13

Mostly 4wds… Hmm…

threepaws said :

#10 – perhaps the driver read ‘micro-car’

Parking for rappers in small cars? He’s probably called S-s-stutter MC…

Car #7 almost looks ashamed, hiding in the leaves like that.

Agree #9 looks like somone didn’t engage their handbrake fully so perhaps a parking fail of a different sort?

#1 – forgot he wasn’t driving his Smart4Two.

#10 – perhaps the driver read ‘micro-car’

Alderney said :


Can’t tell if trolling or serious…

Oh we are a shallow species.

But isn’t it fun ridiculing others ineptidue.

The RAV4 doesnt even look like the driver tried to park in the space provided. The Corolla in number 9, looks like it has rolled backwards into the CRV. Perhaps someone didn’t put the handbrake on…

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