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Have Your Say in Belconnen Town Centre parking planning

By Damien Haas - 11 September 2013 32

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The Belconnen Community Council are conducting a survey to determine actual parking requirements in the Belconnen Town Centre.

We are holding a public meeting to begin our project to improve parking in Belconnen on Tuesday Sep 17th at Margaret Timpson park at 12.30PM. Look for the silver sculpture on the corner of Chandler St and Benjamin Way.

We are also conducting a survey to find out what future parking requirements are required. Please take our survey!

We want to hear from you if you live or work in Belconnen.

What’s Your opinion?


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32 Responses to
Have Your Say in Belconnen Town Centre parking planning
Deref 9:01 am 12 Sep 13

poetix said :

Deref said :

poetix said :

People dine in Belconnen?

Oh yes, Some of the best Asian restaurants in Canberra are in Belco.

I didn’t know, and it’s too far for a tipsy (bike-path) bike ride, as opposed to Dickson. What are the names of these restaurants?

Prince Palace is very good and the place next door (Too Yummy IIRC) is amazing! Monkey Magic’s good and across the road and upstairs there’s a Burmese place that’s absolutely delightful. Sorry to be so vague on the names. 🙁 But they’re all well worth the trip.

damien haas 8:51 am 12 Sep 13

poetix said :

Deref said :

poetix said :

People dine in Belconnen?

Oh yes, Some of the best Asian restaurants in Canberra are in Belco.

I didn’t know, and it’s too far for a tipsy (bike-path) bike ride, as opposed to Dickson. What are the names of these restaurants?

Wonder Meals is pretty good. Chapters is great.

damien haas 8:50 am 12 Sep 13

Masquara said :

What on earth is with question 7?
“How many people (apart from the driver) normally drive to work with you when you park at work?”
The options given are: “1,2,3,4,5, more than 5”
Um the majority of people drive to work alone, and they cannot even answer the question!
Survey designed by Belconnenites … need I say more!

I had look at the results so far and 19 people have skipped the question. This indicates to me that if you are the only person in the car you would realise this doesnt apply, and umm skip the question.

Masquara 9:53 pm 11 Sep 13

What on earth is with question 7?
“How many people (apart from the driver) normally drive to work with you when you park at work?”
The options given are: “1,2,3,4,5, more than 5”
Um the majority of people drive to work alone, and they cannot even answer the question!
Survey designed by Belconnenites … need I say more!

poetix 7:12 pm 11 Sep 13

Deref said :

poetix said :

People dine in Belconnen?

Oh yes, Some of the best Asian restaurants in Canberra are in Belco.

I didn’t know, and it’s too far for a tipsy (bike-path) bike ride, as opposed to Dickson. What are the names of these restaurants?

gtlloyd 6:42 pm 11 Sep 13

I agree with Tara that the design of this study will skew results toward promoting additional car parking availability. I live in Town Centre, and have my street perpetually clogged from ~8am to ~6pm with workers’ cars (on weekdays) and shoppers’ cars (on weekends), filling car parks meant for recreational users of the lake, parking illegally (on nature strips and urban open space) and taking a gamble in 2H parking. My preference would be for there to be significantly *less* unmanaged parking in TC, much stricter control of that which is there presently, and greater options for public transport. The car parking dilemma represents a significant and unaccounted-for externality on residents. As it stands the survey doesn’t give me this opportunity to express these views – it effectively asks me how much more parking I want.

Deref 6:38 pm 11 Sep 13

poetix said :

People dine in Belconnen?

Oh yes, Some of the best Asian restaurants in Canberra are in Belco.

in_the_taratory 6:15 pm 11 Sep 13

I agree with the sentiment and what you are trying to do, but I respectfully suggest that the BCC not put a great deal of weight into the results of this survey in its current form which, by its very design, is going to paint an inaccurate picture of parking in the town centre.

damien haas 5:41 pm 11 Sep 13

in_the_taratory said :

The BCC wants to hear from people who live and work in Belconnen, but the survey is geared almost entirely to people working in Belconnen? People don’t just work in the town centre; some live there, and many are there for recreational reasons (eg lake, parks, dining, shopping). Parking is not only an issue during work hours (evenings, weekends). Perhaps the survey could be amended to be more encompassing to get a more accurate picture of the entire parking problem, rather than just for workers? As it currently stands, you will get a skewed result.

This survey is aimed at town centre parking, we have plans for other surveys and other campaigns.

There is latitude in the survey for people to tell us why they are parking, that do not just include workers.

One step at a time.

damien haas 5:38 pm 11 Sep 13

gazket said :

7. How many people (apart from the driver) normally drive to work with you when you park at work?)

There is no 0 option.

You can skip the question if it doesnt apply.

poetix 5:17 pm 11 Sep 13

in_the_taratory said :

The BCC wants to hear from people who live and work in Belconnen, but the survey is geared almost entirely to people working in Belconnen? People don’t just work in the town centre; some live there, and many are there for recreational reasons (eg lake, parks, dining, shopping). Parking is not only an issue during work hours (evenings, weekends). Perhaps the survey could be amended to be more encompassing to get a more accurate picture of the entire parking problem, rather than just for workers? As it currently stands, you will get a skewed result.

People dine in Belconnen?

in_the_taratory 4:55 pm 11 Sep 13

The BCC wants to hear from people who live and work in Belconnen, but the survey is geared almost entirely to people working in Belconnen? People don’t just work in the town centre; some live there, and many are there for recreational reasons (eg lake, parks, dining, shopping). Parking is not only an issue during work hours (evenings, weekends). Perhaps the survey could be amended to be more encompassing to get a more accurate picture of the entire parking problem, rather than just for workers? As it currently stands, you will get a skewed result.

gazket 4:28 pm 11 Sep 13

The new 40 area in Lathlain st.
1. There is no signs warning of the new speed cushions which seem to be placed in a random spot why aren’t they in the obvious spot near the pedestrian crossing .
2.The 40 kph speed signs are inadequate. One is on a post at the North end 2/3 times the height of a normal speed sign up in amongst the shop front awnings at Westfields. The others I haven’t spotted them yet .

Some painted speed signs on the road would be far more effective, maybe a zig zag line or something
The 40kph town centre speed limit has been set up on the cheap . The TAMS must have spent 2k max on peoples safety.

gazket 4:06 pm 11 Sep 13

7. How many people (apart from the driver) normally drive to work with you when you park at work?)

There is no 0 option.

damien haas 3:38 pm 11 Sep 13

We would appreciate people working in the Belconnen Town Centre emailing their co-workers the survey link or meeting information.

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