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Barking mad about parking

By Jorge 1 September 2008 32

There needs to be some consistency to ACT parking rules.

You can park in “no standing” areas in some places but if you did the same thing elsewhere you’d get booked.

What is with all the cars parked illegally behind Old Parliament House? They should either be booked, or the Government should build anorther carpark. The same thing happens around Manuka Oval – fair enough I say – but why isn’t there a sign saying “match day parking” or something.

It just leaves people open to arbitrary action by parking inspectors.

Personally, I reckon people should get on a bike or a bus, or walk a bit from a legal carpark. The ACT Government likes to think its green, yet they can’t take a tough decision.

What’s Your opinion?


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peterh 2:56 pm 03 Sep 08

astrojax said :

i find that, too, bd84.

basically, people have to stop thinking they know better than the town planners and traffic authorities who regulate & install the parking signs, and learn to actually read them, then obey them. not hard. and stop thinking you have some god-given right to park out the front of where you want to be. exercise, they now show, prevents alzheimers, s’good for you.

and now i am glad of work’s private car park. but then, phillip is pretty easy for parks at the moment.

astrojax 2:13 pm 03 Sep 08

i find that, too, bd84.

basically, people have to stop thinking they know better than the town planners and traffic authorities who regulate & install the parking signs, and learn to actually read them, then obey them. not hard. and stop thinking you have some god-given right to park out the front of where you want to be. exercise, they now show, prevents alzheimers, s’good for you.

circusmind 10:46 pm 02 Sep 08

There is still plenty of free parking in this city. Think like a parking inspector.

bd84 10:42 pm 02 Sep 08

parking in legitimate carparks often helps avoiding the parking tickets

miz 8:25 pm 02 Sep 08

Claine. Route 788 from Banks. Get out at PM&C building (two min walk to OPH). See here

http://www.action.act.gov.au/Weekday-2008Network/Route_788.html

astrojax 7:47 pm 02 Sep 08

free parking will never die out. it’s called ‘your driveway’… ; )

and when will they invent teleporting, i wanna know..!

Pandy 6:06 pm 02 Sep 08

I have a dream to drive a car. My kids need a car of their own.

ACT Light Rail 6:03 pm 02 Sep 08

Parking is a significant urban planning issue. In meetings with urban planning and public transport stakeholders, several have identified parking as a higher priority to them than public transport. I think this reflects the existing urban landscape which has developed around the car as the primary mode of transport in the ACT.

Realistically, in the future there will be less parking available and it will become more expensive. Go and park in any other capital city and see how much that costs.

‘Cheap’ parking, which has existed in Civic since the 60’s is on its way out. Future carparking will be privately run, and cost more not only because private means a profit is required, but also because levies will be imposed upon parking space as a form of tax.

At some point free parking will also disappear. Its happening in Barton, and will move on to Russell fairly soon.

Improving public transport by installing light rail and a properly integrated bus system, would alleviate the requirement for the acres of carparking currently required. It is not a good use of space or of transport for an area to be empty for 12 hours a day or for a car transporting a single occupant which then sits there all day. Families could save a lot of money if only one car was required (NRMA estimates min $7500 a year) and the primary means of getting to and from places of employment or education were conducted using public transport.

JC 4:32 pm 02 Sep 08

Mia80 said :

JC said :

Jorge said :

BTW what is your take on the cars that park on the mound near the carpark that DFAT leases?

That “mound” has just been sold off. It too is about to become office blocks.
Where are all those cars going to park now?

Just the mount or the whole carpark? Hmmm. Yeah what will they do with those cars, plus all the other cars from the new buildings which do not have enough carparks for all the people who work there, let alone visitors.

Mia80 2:57 pm 02 Sep 08

JC said :

Jorge said :

BTW what is your take on the cars that park on the mound near the carpark that DFAT leases?

That “mound” has just been sold off. It too is about to become office blocks.
Where are all those cars going to park now?

Overheard 11:48 am 02 Sep 08

I mean, “Parker Buyer”. Sheesh. Sense even less does make it. I up give!

Overheard 11:46 am 02 Sep 08

Pseudo Nym said :

Overheard said :

If you DO get booked in this scenario, well, Parker Emptor — you knew the risks.

Caveat Parktor.

Oh yeah. “Parker Seller”. A not sense lot of make did that.

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