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Paid parking in Barton from 16th

By esmeralda leroy gomez - 31 July 2010 24

The word is out around the government offices in Barton that the parking lot behind the Ottoman (bounded by Macquarie, Broughton, Blackall Sts is closing this afternoon and re-opening on the 16th AS A PAY AS YOU USE PARKING LOT.

Where does anyone suggest I park? It’s always been a scramble to get a spot in there after 8:30 anyway, and I don’t imagine there’s many other spaces available close by.

Also I’ve heard $8 per day when it re-opens. Anyone confirm this?

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Paid parking in Barton from 16th
astrojax 8:27 pm 31 Jul 10

three post nutbag – how long since we had one of these??

astrojax 8:26 pm 31 Jul 10

Davo111 said :

park on the outskirts of town, then take a direct bus straight to work

yeah, great if you have childcare or other commitments… not.

astrojax 8:25 pm 31 Jul 10

Ryan said :

There’s a heap of parks on the other side of Kings Ave, near treasury.

no there isn’t. by about 8.25am one is consigned to parking all the way over by the library/questacon or up beside archives – much later and archives equivalent adelaide ave side of oph…

arescarti42 6:32 pm 31 Jul 10

Zardos said :

About time. Driving a car to work every day is a triumph of selfishness over survival. Sufficient resources will be put into public and sustainable transport only when the use of private cars is priced according to its real cost.

An excellent point. Driving is such an appealing proposition only because none of the massive costs to government, business or society of car use are borne by drivers at the point of use (or in many cases at all).

sexynotsmart 4:25 pm 31 Jul 10

Did anyone else get this google ad when viewing this topic? http://www.gislonline.com/?gclid=CKnR9ZaQlaMCFQsZewodFRrnpQ

Looks pretty!

Rawhide Kid No 2 2:46 pm 31 Jul 10

Zardos said :

About time. Driving a car to work every day is a triumph of selfishness over survival. Sufficient resources will be put into public and sustainable transport only when the use of private cars is priced according to its real cost.

And is the monies collected going back into providing public transport like more buses more frequently or even a light rail. Or is it just going into consolidated revenue?

Thumper 2:32 pm 31 Jul 10

Sufficient resources will be put into public and sustainable transport only when the use of private cars is priced according to its real cost.

Whatever it takes comrades…

Davo111 2:25 pm 31 Jul 10

park on the outskirts of town, then take a direct bus straight to work

bd84 2:21 pm 31 Jul 10

georgesgenitals said :

Be interesting to see how the organisations that provide car parking in that area for their employees go. Presumably there’ll be some FBT implications to work through.

Most of the parking in the parliamentary triangle is general parking not provided by any particular business or department, none of this parking would be subject to FBT, only where it forms part of a building would FBT apply.

georgesgenitals 1:27 pm 31 Jul 10

Be interesting to see how the organisations that provide car parking in that area for their employees go. Presumably there’ll be some FBT implications to work through.

54-11 1:22 pm 31 Jul 10

Just pay your $8 per day, and be thankful for all the years you’ve had parking for free.

pub-servant 1:22 pm 31 Jul 10

Humphreys had a petition a while ago against this, I wonder if it got lodged?

Zardos 11:58 am 31 Jul 10

About time. Driving a car to work every day is a triumph of selfishness over survival. Sufficient resources will be put into public and sustainable transport only when the use of private cars is priced according to its real cost.

Ryan 11:22 am 31 Jul 10

It is closed from Monday 2 August, reopening Monday 16th. The two week period is to both install parking voucher machines and to increase the number of spaces.

It will be $8 for 4 hours or more. Not sure on the cost below that time.

There’s a heap of parks on the other side of Kings Ave, near treasury.

madamcholet 11:01 am 31 Jul 10

$8 is $2 cheaper than I already pay in the city – and these days that is pretty average. The rort with parking is that you have to pay for blocks of time as opposed to by the hour.

I was just discussing with Mr Cholet today about whether the Gov has done any research on the percentage of people who are unable to take public transport. In this town, where you have very high employment and also a lot of those people needing childcare because they are in full or part-time work and have young pre-school or young school age kids, it makes it hard to get public transport. My husband and I share the child-care run, and we do get the bus or ride a bike to work on our off days.

I do have to say though, I am a bit fed up with the screaching about having to pay for parking from those lucky enough to have had it for free up until now. Even down in Tuggers where we live, workers have to pay for parking unless their office has a private carpark.

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