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No Parking along the Monaro Highway

By cranky 7 June 2013 30

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Govco are really sinking the boot into those nasty Liberal voting Tuggeranongites. They have now banned parking on this length of the Monaro. Initially the signs stated it was no standing, but changed to no parking after about three days.

So no more pulling over to answer the phone, and of course this means the snow traffic driver-reviver stations will be no more.

But WHY? There has never appeared to be any problems on this stretch of road.

Eight of these signs have been installed, at a cost of about $2K per sign. I”m sure Pegussus could have done with that money.

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dungfungus 11:53 am 08 Jul 13

Grrrr said :

dungfungus said :

Imagine how easy it would be to stop on the Monaro Highway now and fire an RPG into the back of the Sheppard Street data centre?
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Anyone read “One Second After”?

I’m imagining it’s 1) pretty hard to get an RPG, and 2) that some No Parking signs will prove much of a detterant.

Also, not sure how a work of Fiction is relevant to these street signs. Particularly one whose key tenant is an attack so unachievable. I think your Tin Foil Hat is too tight.

Next thing you will be saying 9/11 didn’t happen.

Grrrr 11:28 am 08 Jul 13

dungfungus said :

Imagine how easy it would be to stop on the Monaro Highway now and fire an RPG into the back of the Sheppard Street data centre?
..
Anyone read “One Second After”?

I’m imagining it’s 1) pretty hard to get an RPG, and 2) that some No Parking signs will prove much of a detterant.

Also, not sure how a work of Fiction is relevant to these street signs. Particularly one whose key tenant is an attack so unachievable. I think your Tin Foil Hat is too tight.

dungfungus 9:19 am 08 Jul 13

Holden Caulfield said :

dungfungus said :

Primal said :

Well considering there were at least two trucks out there advertising on Saturday, I’m gonna say these aren’t quite working.

You don’t expect the PS enforcers to work weekends do you?

One would like to think that, but many years ago when I worked in Civic I was doing some overtime on a Sunday afternoon and parked near the building I worked in. It was a dead end street near Hobart Place. I was clearly in a no parking zone, red kerbs and all, so I can’t really complain, aside from the fact that the parking inspector and myself were likely the only two people to have noticed my car that day.

You probably got pinged by a copper from the police station across the road. All the parking inspectors now work out of Macarthur House at Lyneham I believe and they are ‘bussed” to the areas they are assigned to.

Holden Caulfield 9:12 am 08 Jul 13

dungfungus said :

Primal said :

Well considering there were at least two trucks out there advertising on Saturday, I’m gonna say these aren’t quite working.

You don’t expect the PS enforcers to work weekends do you?

One would like to think that, but many years ago when I worked in Civic I was doing some overtime on a Sunday afternoon and parked near the building I worked in. It was a dead end street near Hobart Place. I was clearly in a no parking zone, red kerbs and all, so I can’t really complain, aside from the fact that the parking inspector and myself were likely the only two people to have noticed my car that day.

cranky 6:14 pm 07 Jul 13

And still no explanation as to WHY these restrictions have been introduced.

Have the Tuggers Liberals been given a TS briefing, to stop them from asking questions?

c_c™ 4:11 pm 07 Jul 13

dungfungus said :

Primal said :

Well considering there were at least two trucks out there advertising on Saturday, I’m gonna say these aren’t quite working.

You don’t expect the PS enforcers to work weekends do you?

There’s been a couple of advertising vehicles parked there on weekdays long after these signs were put up just opposite Hume so they obviously have taken no notice. And yesterday a flower seller was set up in what I pointed out in a previous post was a grey area, the truck rest area which is technically insider the No Parking Zone.

All that sign litter for absolutely no gain.

dungfungus 1:39 pm 07 Jul 13

Primal said :

Well considering there were at least two trucks out there advertising on Saturday, I’m gonna say these aren’t quite working.

You don’t expect the PS enforcers to work weekends do you?

Primal 1:19 pm 07 Jul 13

Well considering there were at least two trucks out there advertising on Saturday, I’m gonna say these aren’t quite working.

JC 7:27 am 11 Jun 13

BimboGeek said :

Why is it still allowed to park on anzac pde? This road is 3 lanes each way with a service road each side. Anyone trying to do the right thing and keep to the left runs the risk of running up the back of some parked moron. The whole mess leads to a desperate merge-unmerge.

Anyone doing any official event at one of the memorials manages to park in the service road. Yesterday driving past there was a bus in the service road and some single solitary noob parked on the big road.

So if they want to put up a no parking sign, this has got to be the spot!

They are hardly morons when it is 100% legal to park there. Though do note what you mean about merging etc, what they should have done when they did the recent intersection works (heading towards the memorial) is swung the left two lanes, noting the right is right turn only to meet with the middle two lanes, then people can park in the left and cars can use the two lanes on the right. Afterall it isn’t like Anzac Parade is 3 lanes due to traffic volume, it is 3 lanes for the ceremonial aspect.

Anna Key 9:19 pm 10 Jun 13

dungfungus said :

Imagine how easy it would be to stop on the Monaro Highway now and fire an RPG into the back of the Sheppard Street data centre? Any of you work at Russell Offices while the blast walls were installed behind R1 and R2?
We are really living in a fool’s paradise aren’t we. Anyone read “One Second After”?

I get it now. Someone planning to launch an RPG would have second thoughts once they realise it violates parking laws.

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