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It’s the Government forcing you to park illegally sayeth Coe!

By johnboy - 10 November 2011 36

The Liberals’ Alistair Coe is taking an unusual approach (for a tory) of blaming society for the lawless behaviour of motorists parking illegally.

“With an unreliable and hugely expensive public transport system, many Canberrans are forced to drive their cars, and are then subject to a severe lack of parking which often forces them to park illegally.

“Canberrans are also faced with huge cost of living pressures under this government which means many take the risk when faced with paying more than $10 in parking.

Alistair would also like quarterly rego to work out as cheap as paying it all up front (with all the extra administration that would entail as quarterly renewal becomes the norm), and somehow works a whinge about the pleasure dome into the poorly thought out exercise.

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It’s the Government forcing you to park illegally sayeth Coe!
Watson 11:52 am 10 Nov 11

I regard parking fines as just another tier of parking fees. I contribute heaps to the parking inspectors agency’s revenue but I don’t whinge about it. I’m probably getting booked as we speak. I’d beter go check…

intaba 11:41 am 10 Nov 11

When I worked in Deakin there was heaps of free all day parking available and people would still park their car in the 2/3 hour spots and keep a watch out for parking inspectors because it was maybe 100m less to walk. IMO people are lazy and cheap and will try to get away with parking illegally for as long as possible until the fines start stacking up and make it not worth their while.

KB1971 11:35 am 10 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

mehedges said :

I completely agree. The government is horrendous! Furthermore I feel that there is a-lot of obscure and ridiculous illegal parking areas in the inner north. For instance in a backstreet in turner slightly off Barry drive. 3 Hours parking!! Wtf! its a back street, people can’t park their cars in-front of their homes because of this.! $10 p/d is insane. Public transport needs to be improved drastically, its stupid that we have to pay Sydney prices to park our cars. I hate to bring it up, but light rail solution?

Have not been to Sydney lately have you? Last time I parked at Darling harbour for the day it cost $25.

Oh, last time I was in Melbourne it was $38 to park the car overnight at the motel.

KB1971 11:34 am 10 Nov 11

Sleaz274 said :

$10/day is $3,120 pretax dollars. Again enough to make an impact on most peoples financial situation. Effectively if you worked for 10 years you would work for 6 months of those 10 just for the privilege of parking your car.

City West carpark = $15/day
Canberra Centre = $20/day
Rooftops = $10/day
Open Airs = $11.50/day (?)

The principle is sound. Personally I ride my motorbike and park next to the building or if I need to bring the car park it on a friends driveway at Turner. Cost = $0

When I bring the car in (rarely) the Canberra centre only costs me $10 a day???? City west I think is only $11??

Really, all you people whinging, if you really want you car sitting in a car park all day doing nothing you have to pay for the privelidge. I have said it before & say it again, the buses are really not that bad. Use the park & ride if you really want to, parking is free then & you get to use the most reliable 3 series runs that are 5 minutes apart.

Also, there is plenty of parking, 6 storeys at City west, three blocks of three storeys in the Canberra Centre.

& how the fark is this a clyclists fault???? Talk about a long bow.

KB1971 11:28 am 10 Nov 11

mehedges said :

I completely agree. The government is horrendous! Furthermore I feel that there is a-lot of obscure and ridiculous illegal parking areas in the inner north. For instance in a backstreet in turner slightly off Barry drive. 3 Hours parking!! Wtf! its a back street, people can’t park their cars in-front of their homes because of this.! $10 p/d is insane. Public transport needs to be improved drastically, its stupid that we have to pay Sydney prices to park our cars. I hate to bring it up, but light rail solution?

Have not been to Sydney lately have you? Last time I parked at Darling harbour for the day it cost $25.

colourful sydney rac 11:18 am 10 Nov 11

Alistair may need to be reminded that it was his party that introduced the additional charge for paying rego quarterly….

Thoroughly Smashed 10:44 am 10 Nov 11

Has someone forgotten to tell Alistair Coe he’s not in the Young Liberals any more?

Mysteryman 10:41 am 10 Nov 11

mehedges said :

I completely agree. The government is horrendous! Furthermore I feel that there is a-lot of obscure and ridiculous illegal parking areas in the inner north. For instance in a backstreet in turner slightly off Barry drive. 3 Hours parking!! Wtf! its a back street, people can’t park their cars in-front of their homes because of this.! $10 p/d is insane. Public transport needs to be improved drastically, its stupid that we have to pay Sydney prices to park our cars. I hate to bring it up, but light rail solution?

Yes, I also agree with him. I think parking in this city is a joke. Especially near the city.

I don’t think we are being “forced to park illegally”, but people will disobey laws they think are unjust or unreasonable – in this case, the parking restrictions. Does that mean the people are wrong, or is the law wrong? I think in this situations that the laws need to change.

I’d also like to see motorbike parking laws like those in Victoria which allow motorbikes to park on footpaths providing they aren’t obstructing pedestrians or other traffic.

zippyzippy 10:32 am 10 Nov 11

Bwahhaha. This is because the liberal approach is to try and mine the selfishness of everyone as much as they possibly can, and then attach any woes or indignation to the government. Everything is the fault of the government – whether you’re speeding (it’s the speed cameras’ fault); parking (it’s because there should be more parks); or not affording a plasma (it’s because the government caused the gfc). Apparently if there was a Coe government none of these things would happen, and you would also be able to do whatever you want.

Sleaz274 10:14 am 10 Nov 11

$10/day is $3,120 pretax dollars. Again enough to make an impact on most peoples financial situation. Effectively if you worked for 10 years you would work for 6 months of those 10 just for the privilege of parking your car.

City West carpark = $15/day
Canberra Centre = $20/day
Rooftops = $10/day
Open Airs = $11.50/day (?)

The principle is sound. Personally I ride my motorbike and park next to the building or if I need to bring the car park it on a friends driveway at Turner. Cost = $0

amarooresident3 10:07 am 10 Nov 11

Nobody is “forced” to park illegally. And if you’re paying 15 bucks a day you are doing it wrong.

chewy14 10:03 am 10 Nov 11

davo101 said :

I’m enjoying the coincidence that the $9 million collecting in parking fines is the same as the $9 million spent on cycling facilities.

Time for paid parking for cyclists methinks.
Think of all the revenue the government could make.

Sleaz274 9:56 am 10 Nov 11

The extra administration cost for quarterly payments would not be material, the staff are already employed, the printers, computers are already running, really it’d just be some extra postage but that could be done away with a simple electronic portal/reminder.

It is simply another poor tax where people who simply can’t afford 12 months rego are forced to pay more. Also some people like the flexibility of paying quarterly for reasons like moving, changing/selling vehicles, extended holidays etc…

He’s right about the parking to. $15/per day = $75/week = $3,600/year (48 weeks) which is $4,680 pretax dollars just so you can get to work. I’m sure there are a lot of people who could find better uses for that money such as rent, house deposit, mortgage, childcare, health, beer. The continuous externalisation of cost will keep biting people in the ass so its not surprising that you will get continued civic disobience.

mehedges 9:45 am 10 Nov 11

I completely agree. The government is horrendous! Furthermore I feel that there is a-lot of obscure and ridiculous illegal parking areas in the inner north. For instance in a backstreet in turner slightly off Barry drive. 3 Hours parking!! Wtf! its a back street, people can’t park their cars in-front of their homes because of this.! $10 p/d is insane. Public transport needs to be improved drastically, its stupid that we have to pay Sydney prices to park our cars. I hate to bring it up, but light rail solution?

davo101 9:33 am 10 Nov 11

I’m enjoying the coincidence that the $9 million collecting in parking fines is the same as the $9 million spent on cycling facilities.

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