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EDD wants you to leave the car behind when going to the cricket

By johnboy - 10 January 2014 38

The funsters at the Economic Development Directorate are expressing a preference for cars not to be driven to the PM’s XI:

If you’re going to the Prime Minsters XI V’s England match at Manuka on Tuesday, your best bet is to leave the car at home and catch an ACTION bus, and it won’t cost you a cent!

If you have a ticket to the match, then all you need to do is show your ticket or pass when you board an ACTION bus and you will travel for free both to and from the match.

Catch an ACTION bus from anywhere in Canberra to the Woden or City Bus Stations, and then jump on a free shuttle service that will take you straight to the ground.

From 12pm buses will leave every 30 minutes from platform 3 at the City Bus Station and from platform 10 at the Woden Bus Station.

After the match, the free shuttle services will operate from the eastern side of the oval and take passengers to the Gungahlin, Belconnen and Tuggeranong Bus Stations, as well as Woden and Civic.

These buses will leave 20 minutes after the match.

Catching the bus will save you the stress of finding a parking space and also from being fined should you park illegally.

If you are planning to drive then you need to plan ahead as significant road closures will be in place around Telopea Park.

Someone please tell Steve Dozspot he can’t park under the stands?

What’s Your opinion?


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EDD wants you to leave the car behind when going to the cricket
johnboy 8:56 am 13 Jan 14

Cricket Australia are streaming it live on the website mind you.

Growling Ferret 8:47 am 13 Jan 14

wildturkeycanoe said :

There are three alternatives for me here:-

Number 1)
Take the bus to the game and-
A] Leave the ground by 9:30PM
B] Hope other people haven’t filled up the bus
C] take another bus from Civic at 9:53PM
D] Arrive at Cohen St. Belconnen at 10:23PM and catch last bus of the night
E] Get home around 11:00 PM and miss all the action at the end of what could be a brilliant match.
version 2 in this scenario means I couldn’t get a seat before 9:30 from Manuka and I have to walk a long way to get home because the bus drivers have gone to bed.

2) Drive to the game and cop a fine of $75-130?? Not really worth it.

3) Stay at home in my air conditioned comfort and have as many beers as I deem fit without fear of being kicked out of the premises, avoid hefty fines and exercise.

I think I’ll pick number 3 thanks.

Enjoy drinking in your loungeroom with all your friends on a Tuesday, as Foxtel isn’t showing it this year.
I look forward to catching up with mates, lining up all day for overpriced midstrength and the inevitable dehydration headaches, grabbing something to eat from Manuka or Kingston at the change of innings, and bits I missed applying sunscreen to peeling by Saturday.

PM’s XI is a great day.

Ben_Dover 6:38 am 13 Jan 14

Any guesses as to what reception Abbot will get from the crowd?

Is it illegal to shout “You Wanker!” , accompanied by the traditional hand gesture, at the PM<?

Aeek 3:23 pm 12 Jan 14

maxblues said :

I think you have omitted the option of stealing a car in Kingston.

not to mention load up on wild turkey, then canoe across the lake.

wildturkeycanoe 1:24 pm 12 Jan 14

Roundhead89 said :

Slightly OT but there is a rumour going around that Abbott will use his speech at the cricket to declare that the official pronunciation of Manuka will be changed from “Marnicka” to “Manooka” in response to many requests over the years and representations from the NZ High Commissioner and the Maori/Pacific Islander community. Let’s hope this is true because the “Marnicka” pronunciation in Canberra is an embarrassment and has attracted ridicule from others interstate and overseas for many years.

What right do the Kiwis or Pacific Islanders have to tell us how to pronounce something which is named after a tree that originated in Australia in the first place? They can call it what they like but I have always heard it pronounced Marnicka and will continue to do so until the day I die, there is nothing embarrassing about it at all. Our fearless dictator can’t make me change how I say something, that’s a breach of my freedom of speech.

BimboGeek 12:47 pm 12 Jan 14

There are thousands of legal parks in the area. If you want to drive, just be organised. The Manuka Coles or art gallery are the closest and easiest, it’s only $10 for all day and the locals will naturally appreciate your visit a whole lot more.

Catching a bus might be a good idea if you’re on a tighter schedule or not inclined to arrive early and take advantage of the fabulous bars and cafes or do a bit of window shopping in the arcades.

I don’t really like cricket so I’ll probably just stay home too.

maxblues 10:18 am 12 Jan 14

wildturkeycanoe said :

There are three alternatives for me here:-

Number 1)
Take the bus to the game and-
A] Leave the ground by 9:30PM
B] Hope other people haven’t filled up the bus
C] take another bus from Civic at 9:53PM
D] Arrive at Cohen St. Belconnen at 10:23PM and catch last bus of the night
E] Get home around 11:00 PM and miss all the action at the end of what could be a brilliant match.
version 2 in this scenario means I couldn’t get a seat before 9:30 from Manuka and I have to walk a long way to get home because the bus drivers have gone to bed.

2) Drive to the game and cop a fine of $75-130?? Not really worth it.

3) Stay at home in my air conditioned comfort and have as many beers as I deem fit without fear of being kicked out of the premises, avoid hefty fines and exercise.

I think I’ll pick number 3 thanks.

I think you have omitted the option of stealing a car in Kingston.

Roundhead89 10:03 am 12 Jan 14

Slightly OT but there is a rumour going around that Abbott will use his speech at the cricket to declare that the official pronunciation of Manuka will be changed from “Marnicka” to “Manooka” in response to many requests over the years and representations from the NZ High Commissioner and the Maori/Pacific Islander community. Let’s hope this is true because the “Marnicka” pronunciation in Canberra is an embarrassment and has attracted ridicule from others interstate and overseas for many years.

JimCharles 7:24 am 12 Jan 14

Also remember that the phone network (last year’s ODI anyway) was totally overloaded, so when people pulled their phones out at about 9pm to arrange pick-ups, many batteries were dead from constantly disconnecting/reconnecting all afternoon.

wildturkeycanoe 7:12 pm 11 Jan 14

There are three alternatives for me here:-

Number 1)
Take the bus to the game and-
A] Leave the ground by 9:30PM
B] Hope other people haven’t filled up the bus
C] take another bus from Civic at 9:53PM
D] Arrive at Cohen St. Belconnen at 10:23PM and catch last bus of the night
E] Get home around 11:00 PM and miss all the action at the end of what could be a brilliant match.
version 2 in this scenario means I couldn’t get a seat before 9:30 from Manuka and I have to walk a long way to get home because the bus drivers have gone to bed.

2) Drive to the game and cop a fine of $75-130?? Not really worth it.

3) Stay at home in my air conditioned comfort and have as many beers as I deem fit without fear of being kicked out of the premises, avoid hefty fines and exercise.

I think I’ll pick number 3 thanks.

IrishPete 3:14 pm 11 Jan 14

johnboy said :

Steve had an epic public whinge last year that he wasn’t able to park on the pitch.

He should borrow Giulia’s car.

IP

DrKoresh 2:18 pm 11 Jan 14

Ah, that makes sense. He’s kind of priceless isn’t he? 😀

johnboy 2:16 pm 11 Jan 14

Steve had an epic public whinge last year that he wasn’t able to park on the pitch.

DrKoresh 1:41 pm 11 Jan 14

And Tosspot is in Opposition so I don’t see how that indicates hypocrisy if that’s what you were getting at there. But if you were just taking a dig at Steve because he’s Steve, then bravo.

DrKoresh 10:21 pm 10 Jan 14

Better than having another spate of outrage from entitled shite-heads complaining about getting fines because they couldn’t be bothered finding a legal place to park.

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