The Liberals Alistair Coe is leaping upon a 2010 Government study which he believes shows that Canberra is of the car, for the car, and ever to be devoted to the car.
A buried government-commissioned report into the ACT’s parking supply has confirmed Canberra’s parking situation disadvantages families.
“ACT Labor refuses to acknowledge that Canberra was built for the car and that needs to be met with proper planning,” ACT Shadow Transport Services Minister Coe said today.
“For many Canberra families, catching a bus is not an option. ACTION is unreliable, expensive, and simply not viable when you have children to drop off at different locations.
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“But ACT Labor is ignoring the needs of Canberra families and instead continues to raise the price of parking in a revenue-raising effort to “dissuade” people from driving.
It is true that if one has utterly failed to organise any aspect of one’s life then vast amounts of driving and parking is required to overcome that.