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Commuters locked out of UC parking

By Keijidosha 21 December 2011 25

Commuters who currently park and ride using the abundance of free parking on Bimbimbie Street (off College Street) might be interested to know that UC are in the process of locking down their carparks for the exclusive use of students and staff.

Boom gates are currently being installed, and once operational will require a student/staff pass for access.

As a side note I was surprised to discover that these carparks were controlled by UC, and curious about why they feel the need to prevent public access to carparks that rarely (if ever) reach full capacity.


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dpm 2:58 pm 22 Dec 11

ML-585 said :

As someone who, on occasion, has used the UC carpark for Park & Ride purposes – yes, it is on UC land, but without ANY signage or parking restrictions there was nothing stopping me or anyone else from using the carpark.

A new location on College St has been identified and “will be included in the Transport for Canberra construction program beginning in 2011-12”.

In the meantime, the Transport for Canberra website claims that construction of new site is underway at Purdue St for completion by the end of 2011, although I’ve not noticed it.

Cool! But they are talking about Pinaroo St at UC, which would require a bit of setting up and might not be too big, depending on how much money they have to spend. I personally still think the triangular gravel carpark that is already built to the right of CISAC (on this map) would be quicker and easier to set up though:
http://tinyurl.com/cysecy4
And there is already a bus stop very close to it.

ML-585 2:41 pm 22 Dec 11

As someone who, on occasion, has used the UC carpark for Park & Ride purposes – yes, it is on UC land, but without ANY signage or parking restrictions there was nothing stopping me or anyone else from using the carpark.

A new location on College St has been identified and “will be included in the Transport for Canberra construction program beginning in 2011-12”.

In the meantime, the Transport for Canberra website claims that construction of new site is underway at Purdue St for completion by the end of 2011, although I’ve not noticed it.

lore 11:14 am 22 Dec 11

p1 said :

lore said :

Your card/access to IT services ect ceases to work after the census date if you withdraw- I’m assuming the same would go for the new car parking arrangements.

Several times I was a part time student (doing one unit while working full time) – I used to enrole in a full course load, get a student card with “full time” on it, then in-enroll in everything except the course I wants to do. It meant I could access concessions on the bus, movies, etc.

But if you drop all courses, the magnetic swipe part of the card will stop working, so it will be no good a the Uni.

Sorry, I meant if you withdraw from ALL classes, obviously if you are still doing at least one unit it will work 🙂

p1 10:47 am 22 Dec 11

lore said :

Your card/access to IT services ect ceases to work after the census date if you withdraw- I’m assuming the same would go for the new car parking arrangements.

Several times I was a part time student (doing one unit while working full time) – I used to enrole in a full course load, get a student card with “full time” on it, then in-enroll in everything except the course I wants to do. It meant I could access concessions on the bus, movies, etc.

But if you drop all courses, the magnetic swipe part of the card will stop working, so it will be no good a the Uni.

lore 10:30 am 22 Dec 11

Your card/access to IT services ect ceases to work after the census date if you withdraw- I’m assuming the same would go for the new car parking arrangements.

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