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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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No Parking along the Monaro Highway
dungfungus 9:32 am 10 Jun 13

I think it is about the data centre in Sheppard Street Hume that backs onto the Monaro Highway and the data centres that are planned for the area on the Western side of the Monaro Highway.
The promoters of these cyber centres need a lot of security so the perimeters need to be free from latent threats such as EMR devices in parked vehicles, bombs and bus loads of cyber-hackers posing as Chinese tourists taking photos of the new Mugga Lane landfill.
As a rule, data centres cannot be built under flight paths near airports either.

miz 8:49 am 10 Jun 13

Perhaps wanting to prevent the tradies working on the new industrial park from clogging the Hwy shoulders? Or possibly to ensure access for emergency vehicles (noting that there is an emergency facility just up the road)?

However, it would be nice if the public was kept informed.

Postalgeek 11:26 am 08 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!

It’s Anzac Parade

If morons can’t drive around someone paying their respects to the war dead, they should hand back their license.

Competent drivers scan hundreds of meters ahead looking for obstructions. If you can’t do that, drive in the middle lane. There’s three of them.

BimboGeek 10:20 am 08 Jun 13

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!

markbuzz 11:21 pm 07 Jun 13

I wonder if they realised a ‘no stopping’ sign wouldn’t work in a zone with a set of traffic lights and some give way signs in it.

2620watcher 10:04 pm 07 Jun 13

I’ll take one of those signs for the next 4 months near HMAS Harman.Inbound on Canberra Ave seems to attract every damm election billboard distracting drivers on a busy part of the road. Hello September.

cranky 7:00 pm 07 Jun 13

This being the opening night of the 2013 ski season, Act Gov have accomplished their desire for no parking on the Monaro Highway.

Not a soul at the Driver Reviver station at the Isabella Drive roundabout. So we are sending all these motorists down the Monaro without the benefit of a break and a coffee.

Well done TAMS. You Fwits.

buzz819 3:11 pm 07 Jun 13

c_c™ said :

cranky said :

And it still stops the operation of the driver-reviver stations. Good thinking TAMS, stop a local business from advertising, and to hell with road safety.

Well there’s an interesting point, the truck rest area is before Isabella Dr technically, so that would surely be exempt (would be ludicrous otherwise). Wonder if Driver Reviver can set up there still?

Lanyon Drive is down near Hume, so they are saying no parking between the Qbn turn off and the Isabella Drive roundabout, that is where they normally put the driver reviver station.

The only vehicles I have ever seen parked on that stretch of road are vehicles that don’t have a choice, ie broken down trucks and cars that have been in collisions…. It’s not like people are parking in that area then walking to work to avoid paid parking? Well I hope not…

c_c™ 2:29 pm 07 Jun 13

cranky said :

And it still stops the operation of the driver-reviver stations. Good thinking TAMS, stop a local business from advertising, and to hell with road safety.

Well there’s an interesting point, the truck rest area is before Isabella Dr technically, so that would surely be exempt (would be ludicrous otherwise). Wonder if Driver Reviver can set up there still?

James-T-Kirk 2:14 pm 07 Jun 13

Why —- You ask why??? Why on earth should any act done by our council be based on any sane reason?

Primal 2:06 pm 07 Jun 13

So is that the only area that has been affected? i.e. all the advertising/driverreviver/getoutforasneakywee type activities can still be done just south of Isabella or just north of Lanyon?

cranky 1:50 pm 07 Jun 13

Unfortunately, the flower seller is no more. I believe he passed away a couple of years ago, and no-one has set up in his place.

If this plan is indeed to stop the occasional parked vehicle advertising a business, it is indeed a sledgehammer to crack a nut. Similar vehicles are parked all over the town doing precisely the same thing.

And it still stops the operation of the driver-reviver stations. Good thinking TAMS, stop a local business from advertising, and to hell with road safety.

c_c™ 1:37 pm 07 Jun 13

I thought there was some guideline about reducing sign litter. These signs are hideous and redundant. The only people I’ve seen park on that stretch are the billboard vehicles for businesses in Hume, who you’d think could be easily taken care of by TAMS directly. Oh, and the flower guy near the NLA annex, but surely the government didn’t spend $8,000 to send the florist packing.

watto23 1:24 pm 07 Jun 13

Don’t understand the rationale for this myself. I have driven that road a lot during peak hours and the only time people park there is during the election and the occasional advertising van, but they can move further up the road if they need to. Traffic slows down for rubber necking at accidents, but never for political slogan emblazed vehicles, or anyhting else for that matter.

Ceej1973 12:59 pm 07 Jun 13

Oh but you can. Parking is defined as your car being turned off and no one in the car. Stopping is defined as someone in the car with it in idle momentarily. That would be why they changed it from no- stopping to parking.

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