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Capital attractions laying out land mines for local candidates

By johnboy - 24 September 2012 6

We’ve had a media release from the National Capital Attractions Association setting a trap for local politicians:

With the ACT election just weeks away, the National Capital Attractions Association (NCAA) is calling for candidates to address the dire situation associated withCanberra’s limited car parks within the Parliamentary Zone and servicing many of our popular national attractions.

Today marks the start of the NSW School Holidays, a busy time forCanberratourism due in part to Floriade. The frustration associated with the current parking and transportation situation will be acutely felt by visitors, and the ongoing economic impact associated with that frustration cannot be ignored.

The negative experiences associated with the lack of parking will only be exacerbated in 2013. With the Centenary of Canberra program highlighting the range of attractions and exhibitions that are expected to draw large crowds, many at the same time and to the same areas, the need for a holistic strategy to manage the transport and parking requirements for the potential influx of visitors is essential.

For a local candidate there are two perils here.

The first is that it’s a National Capital Authority issue. Trying to fix something you have no power over is an unrewarding task.

The second point is that any solution would be screwing the local voters who work around the Parliamentary Triangle to the benefit of interstate visitors and the operators of National Capital Attractions.

I’d be playing a straight bat to this one. But Segway hire from the Canberra Centre would be my choice! (with massive segway parking in the triangle of course)

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Capital attractions laying out land mines for local candidates
shauno 3:55 am 25 Sep 12

Or multi story car park where Floriade is linked to a high speed ferry to get you across to Barton with another multi story car park in Barton. The people working in Civic could park in Barton to catch the magnificent ferry and the people working in Barton could park in Civic to catch the magnificent ferry.

Aeek 4:12 pm 24 Sep 12

Flying Fox from the new Parliament House flagpole and, to go the other way, Black Mountain tower.

EvanJames 2:36 pm 24 Sep 12

sepi said :

Segway riders would only fall into the lake off Commonwealth Ave bridge.

Which would create a whole new Capitol Attraction. Nothing to do in Canberra? Come and watch the segway wankers fall into the lake!

Keijidosha 1:05 pm 24 Sep 12

sepi said :

Ferry would work well. Or a free bus that just travels from civic to the tourist attractions and back again in a loop.

Bring back the “Downtowner” – a free shuttle bus service canceled due to overwhelming popularity. Go figure.

rosscoact 12:53 pm 24 Sep 12

personal jet packs

sepi 12:31 pm 24 Sep 12

Segway riders would only fall into the lake off Commonwealth Ave bridge.

Ferry would work well. Or a free bus that just travels from civic to the tourist attractions and back again in a loop.

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