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Monday Parking Round up

By Barcham - 15 July 2013 17

Hey Rioters!

We here at RiotCorp know what you need to get you through your Monday. You need some nice photos of some awful parking.

We hear you, and because we like you we’re gonna help you get what you need.

We’re here to help. – RiotCorp.

Speaking of help, if you happen to spot an awful park please snap a photo and send it in to images@the-riotact.com.

Make sure to include “parking” in the subject line and let us know what name you would like to be credited under.


1. Tim is fair:

Erindale on Saturday. To be fair, they *did* all have disabled parking permits.

One


2. Belcoman pulled off a two-hit combo:

Taken at the Goulburn Bakery.

Two


3. Terry needs more cameras:

So may sheep and only 1 camera.

This is from the Lyneham Netball courts last Sunday afternoon.

Three


4. An anonymous Rioter was onto patrol in the city west:

Spotted at lunch time today on Allsop St: a ute from ANU Security (who also issue parking tickets on campus) parked contrary to a no stopping sign and obstructing a driveway.

Thirty Two


5. This photo may not do justice, but the anonymous Rioter who sent it in does do justice:

Taken on weekend. Photo doesn’t do much justice but back end of the Beemer was sticking out into the roadway and in the direct path of traffic in the car park. Were plenty of ‘normal’ parks around so not sure what driver was thinking….

Twenty Nine


6. Ben_Dover is training the next generation of parking photographers:

Taken by my daughter at Calvary hospital.

Nine Hundred and Three


7. Tim sent in this great series of shots:

A few pics of some vehicular abandonment at the Canberra yet-to-be-International Airport. I’m not sure if these people are just so clueless that they don’t realise that they are parked in a roadway (blocking off access to half of the carpark on that level), or if they just don’t care: “I got a park without having to drive up to the next level, so who cares about anybody else”

Seventy Two

Yirteen

Forty Six

Eleventy Two


8. Mark values quality:

A quality effort at the Florey shops this evening.

Hundredty Twelve


9. The Bus Driver continues his surveillance of the bad parking convention near Anzac Park:

More bad parking from Anzac Park west. There’s some repeat bad parkers, like the ute driver who this week had a P plate attached. I wonder who owns that car park? TAMS don’t patrol it, hence the chaos, but no private organisation seem to admit owning it either. It seems to be the land that no one will admit to owning.

Ninety Five

Thirtyteen

Five

Eighteen

Zero


10. MsCheeky has patience:

This corner near Albert Hall is a gift that keeps on giving, and to the same offenders over and over. As always, there are empty parking spaces within 50-100 metres. Taken Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 July.

Wednesday:

Umpteenth

Thursday:

Seventy Seven


11. Gerry-Built is considerate:

For your consideration

Seven


12. Dean can’t help but be impressed:

Seen outside the dry cleaners at Woden plaza Friday evening. Parked not even close to the bays, in front of a driveway and against the traffic flow. But 5 metres away from the (2 hour free) undercover park and 50 away from the Woden cop shop. Nice!

Quatro


13. Big Red spotted this gem:

The taxi rank outside Cooleman Court being turned into a general parking area with cars reversing into the gaps just like in any other streetside parking arrangement. Just another example of the free for all attitude in the Crik.

Capital Q


14. P1 always expects fire in Charnwood:

I’m a little surprised it isn’t burnt out, but I guess it is in sight of a Fire station.

Sweet Sixteen


15. Sheep Groper has spent three weeks in this Woden car park for us:

The zebra crossing by the Woden druggery didn’t disappoint on the weekend. And a motorcyclist decided the footpath was the place to park.

Ten

Nine

Rooster


16. Busbooster uses a standard angry note template:

As a pedestrian, it really gets my goat when motorists park on the footpath. I ran out of time waiting for the perp to re-appear from the childcare centre in Kingston, so I left a note on the car which said: ‘You parked on the footpath, you illiterate inbread, you dumb s***’

Fifty Four


17. FInally Damien has spotted a problem with this press shot:

Oh dear… (aboriginal bus service press release photo)

Infinity

Not sure if that one quite counts, but nice spotting at any rate Damien.

What’s Your opinion?


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17 Responses to
Monday Parking Round up
Mike Crowther 7:29 pm 15 Jul 13

#17. Surely that isn’t Chris Bourke, former minister of the crown and current member of the L.A??

Holden Caulfield 4:59 pm 15 Jul 13

pierce said :

It looks like the red car in #8 is shy and trying to bust a move on the white car.

Well, they are “parking” together after all.

pierce 4:01 pm 15 Jul 13

It looks like the red car in #8 is shy and trying to bust a move on the white car.

Terra 2:04 pm 15 Jul 13

SheepGroper said :

Terra said :

15c doesnt count unless there’s motorcycle nearby.
Too often bikes are forced to park in car slots bacause there’s no where else, and then the get abused by car driver who cant find anywhere else.
This guy isnt bocking anything and so parking out of the way is a good thing, not bad.

Yes there was a motorcycle nearby, I took a photo of it. As with all photos I take in that area there was ample free parking around the corner. I don’t discriminate, if a car had been parked there I’d have snapped it too, and I don’t see you defending similarly parked cars in the collection. He drove on the footpath to exit at the zebra crossing, are you saying that was a good thing too? What makes you think the motorcyclist wasn’t blocking anything, all it takes is for someone with a shopping trolley to try to get past someone with a pram on the pavement and the biker would be in the way.

Wow, jeez youve fired up easily.
I have no knowledge of anything thats not in the photo, and in that he’s quite possibly moving, so who’s to say where he parked.
My comment is based on exactly what’s in the photo, and nothing more. I dont see any bike parking in the pic. The comments dont indicate there was any nearby, and I was making a generic comment about motorbike parking in general using this as a possible example.

What is it about motorbike parking that makes you so fired up? Maybe it’s that the freedoms offered (albeit not always respected) offend?

SheepGroper 1:44 pm 15 Jul 13

p1 said :

Plus, was he parking, or just stopping to drop off used syringes?

I only saw the biker start and finish his interaction with the security guard who came over to stand smoking under the no smoking sign as he talked with him, so I can neither confirm nor deny that syringes were involved. Besides if the biker was using the syringe disposal he’d presumably have driven around the corner, I doubt he’d have parked that far away from it.

SheepGroper 1:34 pm 15 Jul 13

Terra said :

15c doesnt count unless there’s motorcycle nearby.
Too often bikes are forced to park in car slots bacause there’s no where else, and then the get abused by car driver who cant find anywhere else.
This guy isnt bocking anything and so parking out of the way is a good thing, not bad.

Yes there was a motorcycle nearby, I took a photo of it. As with all photos I take in that area there was ample free parking around the corner. I don’t discriminate, if a car had been parked there I’d have snapped it too, and I don’t see you defending similarly parked cars in the collection. He drove on the footpath to exit at the zebra crossing, are you saying that was a good thing too? What makes you think the motorcyclist wasn’t blocking anything, all it takes is for someone with a shopping trolley to try to get past someone with a pram on the pavement and the biker would be in the way.

Erg0 1:26 pm 15 Jul 13

That throughway at the airport (number 7) have been blocked by parkers literally every time I’ve driven through there, dating back to the opening of the car park. It means that you have to go the wrong way through the other throughway to get to the back half of the car park, which completely screws up the designed flow. Not sure if the signage is a bit too challenging for people or if they really are too thick to drive up one more level, where they’ll probably be able to park right next to the lifts.

KB1971 1:10 pm 15 Jul 13

devils_advocate said :

16. – Illiterate inbread?

Oh dear. The ironing is delicious.

Multigrain or high fibre white?

p1 1:08 pm 15 Jul 13

Terra said :

15c doesnt count unless there’s motorcycle nearby.
Too often bikes are forced to park in car slots bacause there’s no where else, and then the get abused by car driver who cant find anywhere else.
This guy isnt bocking anything and so parking out of the way is a good thing, not bad.

Plus, was he parking, or just stopping to drop off used syringes?

p1 1:03 pm 15 Jul 13

tim_c said :

#16 – did you just continue on your way, and walk over the top of their car? (make sure you have muddy shoes first). Maybe some hard-to-remove ‘footprint’ stickers may suffice?

Is bad enough when some muppet stops on a driveway across a path, but this numpty…

I can’t believe I never though of muddy foot prints before in this situation. Or run the bike over the top so it leave tyre marks.

Terra 12:28 pm 15 Jul 13

15c doesnt count unless there’s motorcycle nearby.
Too often bikes are forced to park in car slots bacause there’s no where else, and then the get abused by car driver who cant find anywhere else.
This guy isnt bocking anything and so parking out of the way is a good thing, not bad.

tim_c 12:03 pm 15 Jul 13

#16 – did you just continue on your way, and walk over the top of their car? (make sure you have muddy shoes first). Maybe some hard-to-remove ‘footprint’ stickers may suffice?

Holden Caulfield 11:40 am 15 Jul 13

devils_advocate said :

16. – Illiterate inbread?

Could be a meme in the making? http://the-riotact.com/taxi-driver-puts-foot-in-their-mouth/109652

devils_advocate 11:30 am 15 Jul 13

16. – Illiterate inbread?

Oh dear. The ironing is delicious.

Holden Caulfield 11:11 am 15 Jul 13

Spotto #6 … AND IT’S A DIGGER!!!

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