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Monday Parking

By Barcham - 6 May 2013 11

“Hey gang what time is it?” I call out into the cold Monday morning.

“IT’S BAD PARKING TIME!” Canberra screams in response.

Let’s do it.

If you’ve spotted an awful park and would like to publicly shame the car responsible (or at least share the moment with other Canberrans), please email the photos to images@the-riotact.com.

1. Erkzo is the first cab off the rank this week:

Commodores parking between the disabled parks, just disgusting.

Commodores

Disgusting


2. Andrew is out of words:

Words fail me!

No words


3. Adam has eagle eyes for P plates:

Queanbeyan SES Unit 3, looks to be a cheeky way of getting around the recent parking fee rise at ANU (note the P plate).

P!


4. Madam Cholet proves the point that it’s not only cars that can be parked poorly:

Clocked this really nice act of kindness today outside of Calwell shopping centre. I personally don’t know what anyones problem with taking their trolley back to the trolley park is, but leaving your trolley in the disabled spot is going one further. You can see the hotch potch of trolleys in almost every corner of the entrance. For the record, I moved it and wheeled it inside back to Woolworths. God how my legs hurt and my arms ached after doing that (not) – wheeling an empty trolley back to where it was originally picked up when someone would have wheeled it out full of their shopping and then picked up that shopping and loaded it in to their car before using their tired out legs and arms to drive home. They must have needed a really long lie down. As we can see they did not have the strength to even wheel it up the slope provided. Come on people, have some more consideration.

Special guest star trolley!


5. Anthony likes acronyms:

YAPD – Yey Another Parking Douch.
I’m just getting around to send this one in. Its the KFC carpark in Gungahlin were parking is already very tight without this kind of douch-baggery.

AA ACRONYM ANTHONY


6. Jo sticks to the facts:

Corner of Northbourne and the Barton Highway… Friday 26 April

Red


7. Pink little birde spotted this one:

This was taken Thursday night at the aranda ovals at about 6pm. At a time when the ovals are full of juniors soccer training. The entire other side of the parking lot was empty. Genius parking…

Bird's eye view


8. Sandcaw believes it’s never too early to teach you children about bard parkers:

Couldn’t resist this – taken a few weeks ago at Dunlop! My kids were in hysterics in the back of the car!

Dusttweet


9. Bubzie was on the prowl bright and early this morning:

Two from Braddon, this morning.
With the green car, note the no parking sign. And the ‘no entry’ sign on the fence.
I know parking in Braddon is ridiculous, but..come on guys!!

Bubsy was a

Bobcat on the SNES


10. Methinks Ladywriter is being sarcastic:

Saw this in Manuka today.

Nice to see a P-Plater with such fine parking skills…

See it's actually quite a bad park


11. Queen of contributors Poptop has hit us with four fabulous photos:

Homework for bad parking Monday complete. 🙂

ONE!

TWO!

THREE!

FOUR!


12. Aldo sends us what is technically a bad park:

This person was barking up the wrong tree!

Ouch


13. Lastly Cam sends us a reminder that bad parking is not just a local specific problem, it’s global:

This one from Amsterdam when I was there 2 years ago.

What was he on? Oh right...

What’s Your opinion?


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11 Responses to
Monday Parking
ErkzO 12:54 pm 10 May 13

carnardly said :

oh I wish I had a camera (or a parking inspector) with last night at CIT Reid.

The number of openly mobile people (ie no disability permits on their cars) that parked in the disabled spots in the small carpark outside the library was appalling.

Whether they are there for 10 mins, 2 hours or just dropping a book back to the library, those spots are still for disabled people and carers only. There would’ve been half a dozen offenders last night.

The classiest one was the little green buzzbox that parked across 2 disabled spots making both of them unusable for everyone else. That was up there with the most stellar of the parking efforts posted here, especially as she didn’t have a permit.

If any TAMS people read this, feel free to park yourselves in the vicinity of the Reid CIT library any afternoon/evening of the week. You’ll erase the national debt in parking tickets…

This is how it exactly is just across from CIT Reid in the dirt/gravel car park. Every time I go past the disabled area, its just full of cars without permits (presumably not disable drivers).

busbooster 10:10 pm 09 May 13

I love this section of riotact, but I can’t bring myself to post bad parking photos anymore. Taking photos of bad parking in Canberra is like shooting fish in a barrel.

But you all should keep taking photos of bad parking in the hope that one day the righteous Professor Avenarius will take the wind out of their sails.

carnardly 1:11 pm 08 May 13

oh I wish I had a camera (or a parking inspector) with last night at CIT Reid.

The number of openly mobile people (ie no disability permits on their cars) that parked in the disabled spots in the small carpark outside the library was appalling. Whether they are there for 10 mins, 2 hours or just dropping a book back to the library, those spots are still for disabled people and carers only. There would’ve been half a dozen offenders last night.

The classiest one was the little green buzzbox that parked across 2 disabled spots making both of them unusable for everyone else. That was up there with the most stellar of the parking efforts posted here, especially as she didn’t have a permit.

If any TAMS people read this, feel free to park yourselves in the vicinity of the Reid CIT library any afternoon/evening of the week. You’ll erase the national debt in parking tickets…

c_c™ 9:16 pm 06 May 13

bainbridge said :

#3, who are you to say there were not there providing an emergency service? Just because they have P plates up?

#8 Pedantic much. The car park is half empty. They are doing absolutely no harm. The window is also down, suggesting that the driver is nearby and likely wasn’t going to leave the car there long term.

How about we start taking photos of people parking their car and trailer across 4 spaces at the edge of the bunnings car park, criminal menace that they are

#3 – NSW SES, wrong side of the border I guess.

#8 – That’s dumb logic, following convention only applies if it’s busy? That said, I would argue the vehicle in that image looks longer than the car spaces, and so the driver may have thought it better to take up two spaces diagonally than leave his vehicle sticking out into the isle.

eily 8:31 pm 06 May 13

#11b says more about the parking space than the parking. If parked properly the driver of the car beside probably wouldn’t be able to get into their car. Those spaces are on the narrow side.

screaming banshee 7:41 pm 06 May 13

2 needs a wide shot

bainbridge 3:25 pm 06 May 13

#3, who are you to say there were not there providing an emergency service? Just because they have P plates up?

#8 Pedantic much. The car park is half empty. They are doing absolutely no harm. The window is also down, suggesting that the driver is nearby and likely wasn’t going to leave the car there long term.

How about we start taking photos of people parking their car and trailer across 4 spaces at the edge of the bunnings car park, criminal menace that they are

IrishPete 2:59 pm 06 May 13

re: 4 – yes, what if it was a disabled person who left the trolley there? It may have been hard for them to return it, especially if it helped them walk.

re: 13 – from my home province http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-22334530 – you probably can’t watch the video, as the BBC protect them from overseas. I can’t be bothered to look for it on YouTube.

IP

p1 1:16 pm 06 May 13

#1 – why are the number plates “riotact”ed but the face blurred?

#8 – how do you know they are a poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition?

Holden Caulfield 12:02 pm 06 May 13

FarrerGirl said :

…if I were an aggressive person with a vindictive streak, I would love to scrape a shopping trolley “accidentally” along the side….

While you were returning it to the appropriate location, of course.

#4. Hopefully the poor disabled person who parked their trolley was able to get another one close by. Do gooders!

#12. I think you meant to say, “This person was parking up the wrong tree!”

FarrerGirl 10:59 am 06 May 13

Re the YAPD – Yey Another Parking Douch (piccy number 5), this is BLATANT ‘do not touch / scratch my beautiful car’ style of parking – if I were an aggressive person with a vindictive streak, I would love to scrape a shopping trolley “accidentally” along the side….

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