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Braddon Parking

By WilliamZ - 31 October 2013 8

I made a casual observation today about the increasing number of new apartments, shops, and restaurants planned for southeast Braddon (area bounded by Northbourne, Haig Park, Torrens, and Cooyong) and the apparent decreasing number of places to park a car. 

Is ACTPLA planning directed towards making parking difficult for people who do not live in these neighbourhoods OR is there a lack of creativity within ACTPLA to take simple (some would say obvious) measures that would easily double the potential car parking in Canberra. 

Perhaps Donald Horne’s comment Australia is a lucky country, run by second-rate people who share its luck still applies today.

[ED – I already avoid Braddon for Sunday brunch due to lack of parking]

What’s Your opinion?


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8 Responses to
Braddon Parking
johnboy 8:55 am 11 Nov 13

Park and ride from Mitchell people?

watto23 8:54 am 11 Nov 13

magiccar9 said :

dph said :

What do you expect? Ample parking in a CBD?

Well if those in charge want people to visit said CBD…. yes. Otherwise I’ll take my sodding business somewhere a little more accessible.

Unfortunately we have been spoilt in Canberra. Parking is only going to get more expensive and and scarce. My issue with this is not that its happening, but that public transport is still rubbish so you need to drive into the city from most suburbs, or put up with public transport that takes double or triple the time a car would.

rigseismic67 9:27 pm 10 Nov 13

Park on the street early in Braddon, parking inspectors only do the rounds about once per week, they are especially generous on mort street. Getting a weekly fine is cheaper than paying for parking all week.
Under my building in mort street a car park is $2500 pa

c_c™ 2:48 pm 31 Oct 13

Deref said :

Developers don’t make money out of providing parking.

There is a brand new, public above ground and underground carpark in Braddon under a new apartment building. Developers do make money out of parking when they charge for it and one developer has. Just look for the giant blue P sign on Lonsdale St.

Deref 2:32 pm 31 Oct 13

Developers don’t make money out of providing parking.

magiccar9 1:53 pm 31 Oct 13

dph said :

What do you expect? Ample parking in a CBD?

Well if those in charge want people to visit said CBD…. yes. Otherwise I’ll take my sodding business somewhere a little more accessible.

dph 1:35 pm 31 Oct 13

What do you expect? Ample parking in a CBD?

neanderthalsis 11:23 am 31 Oct 13

The ACTPLA plan is to ensure that only hipsters with cruiser pushbikes and vespers can access these areas. All eateries will become cool cafes and all retail outlets will become high end op-shops and Apple re-sellers. The real tragedy is the environmental damage that is caused by this kind of urban renewal. The revived area becomes rapidly enshrouded in a cloud of smug caused by hot air, latte fumes and that funny smell you get from a new i-phone five replacing the void left by car emmissions, this is further exacerbated by the total absence of emissions from cars with engine capacities of over 5 litres as V8 engines are proven to to clear the air of smug (hence no smug cloud over EPIC during summer-nats).

But seriously folks… Urban infill will almost always cause congestion. Replacing a handful of houses with 100’s of apartments will increase vehicular traffic, add in popular shops and eateries and you have a bit of an issue on your hands. Luckily Braddon is only a short stroll from the thousands of paid parking spots in Civic.

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