Did any of the architects of the carpark in the new part of the Canberra Centre actually think about the space that might be needed to drive a car into and out of it?
I used the new carpark today instead of the usual older carpark – which is bad enough – and found that on the way in, I had basically no space either side of the car in the entry lanes. The 90 degree left hand turn just before the ticket machine was almost impossible – my heart was in my mouth worrying about whether or not I was going to scratch one of my wheels, but in the end I got away with just scuffing one of my tyres on the left hand side gutter. (Gutters which aren’t really necessary other than to deliniate the lanes, by the way…)
Now, you may wonder what sort of gargantuan behemoth I drive that I had trouble with – well, it’s not some sort of massive German luxo-barge or big Yank Tank from the 1960s, it’s a current model Holden Commodore. In other words, Australia’s best selling car last year. I’m hardly going to be Robinson Crusoe with this problem, then.
Amusingly, some of the parking spaces near the mall entrance are designated ‘Small Car Only’. Any chance of putting a sign up at the carpark entrance saying the same thing?