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Increasing motorcycle use to avoid parking fees

By Canfan - 15 April 2014 26

There has apparently been a rise in motorcycle and scooter purchases in the ACT, in a bid to avoid the new parking fees payable in the Parliamentary Circle (say that three times after a few beers…).

At nearly $3000 a year for new parking (as of July 1), I can completely understand this shift, but can’t help but envisage a sea of scooters and motorcycles on our roads, ala Vietnam or Bangkok – all suited and booted.

The changing face of Canberra indeed!

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Pork Hunt 7:35 am 18 Apr 14

Innovation said :

Pork Hunt said :

Innovation said :

I’m surprised that, in this electronic era, no-one’s pointed out that motorcyclists could easily be charged for parking also. Number plates can be recorded and checked without having to pay for tickets. What would be an appropriate proportion of $11 per day?

Gee, thanks for that Innovation. In my mind you are now in the same category as the people who invented speed humps, death duties and the parking meter itself.
Better get onto that rego for bicycles bandwagon ASAP…

Ah I see what you did there. You’re assuming that I condoned parking fees for bikes rather than my just noting the inevitability of another revenue stream for Government….

There are reasons other than parking revenue that motorbikes currently have free parking throughout Australia.

Innovation 6:32 am 18 Apr 14

Pork Hunt said :

Innovation said :

I’m surprised that, in this electronic era, no-one’s pointed out that motorcyclists could easily be charged for parking also. Number plates can be recorded and checked without having to pay for tickets. What would be an appropriate proportion of $11 per day?

Gee, thanks for that Innovation. In my mind you are now in the same category as the people who invented speed humps, death duties and the parking meter itself.
Better get onto that rego for bicycles bandwagon ASAP…

Ah I see what you did there. You’re assuming that I condoned parking fees for bikes rather than my just noting the inevitability of another revenue stream for Government….

Pork Hunt 8:22 pm 17 Apr 14

Innovation said :

I’m surprised that, in this electronic era, no-one’s pointed out that motorcyclists could easily be charged for parking also. Number plates can be recorded and checked without having to pay for tickets. What would be an appropriate proportion of $11 per day?

Gee, thanks for that Innovation. In my mind you are now in the same category as the people who invented speed humps, death duties and the parking meter itself.
Better get onto that rego for bicycles bandwagon ASAP…

Sandman 6:31 pm 17 Apr 14

Roundhead89 said :

But don’t motorbikes pay parking fees as well?

Not if they’re parked in the free Motorcycle parking. They’re also allowed to use the bus lanes.

Pork Hunt 5:43 pm 17 Apr 14

Gee, thanks for that Mr/Ms Moderator, I didn’t realise my comment re Innovation’s comment was so far off the mark as to not being printable…

    Canfan 6:49 pm 17 Apr 14

    I haven’t moderated anything off from you on this one and can’t find anything. Can you repost?

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