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Paid parking in Barton from 16th

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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TheObserver TheObserver 5:38 pm 04 Aug 10

Is there anyone in the ACT Administration with the gumption to perhaps design a system of parking zone passes so that people are not having to cart around wodges of change (or leave them in their cars as a target for opportunistic scumbag druggos) or would that be too difficult – i.e. making life just a little more convenient for those that appear to have to pay for the nose for the privilege at each drop of the hat.

You know, 3 monthly, 6 monthly and yearly passes – some that are good for the City only, some for a mix of zones….or is this intellectually bankrupt City so addicted to the daily Ka Ching of loose change?

Thoroughly Smashed Thoroughly Smashed 12:11 pm 02 Aug 10

commoner said :

I intend to keep using my car and parking in Barton for free as long as I can. If it no longer becomes possible, I’ll get a spot in my building’s paid underground parking area. I will try my best to avoid giving the ACT Government any parking money or riding on any of its buses.

Let us know how you get on with that.

Clown Killer Clown Killer 11:18 am 02 Aug 10

Are you also going to avoid driving on the roads, attending the hospitals and sending your children to the schools that they fund?

What do you mean by “they fund” surely you mean “we fund”. Where do you think that the Governmnets gets all this money to fritter away on social experiments like free health care, eductaion, public art and rehabilitation programs? It’s our money. Some of us were even silly enough to give them more than we were absolutely obliged to.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 9:38 am 02 Aug 10

There is the dirt (mud) carpark at the end of Blackall St that you could try, although I’m pretty sure that it fills up rather early.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:37 am 02 Aug 10

astrojax said :

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.

And that’s the problem – there will always be people with kids and family groups that share a car each day to get everyone where they need to be. For these people, buses often don’t work.

verbalkint verbalkint 8:51 am 02 Aug 10

commoner said :

I intend to keep using my car and parking in Barton for free as long as I can. If it no longer becomes possible, I’ll get a spot in my building’s paid underground parking area. I will try my best to avoid giving the ACT Government any parking money or riding on any of its buses.

Are you also going to avoid driving on the roads, attending the hospitals and sending your children to the schools that they fund?

commoner commoner 12:55 pm 01 Aug 10

I intend to keep using my car and parking in Barton for free as long as I can. If it no longer becomes possible, I’ll get a spot in my building’s paid underground parking area. I will try my best to avoid giving the ACT Government any parking money or riding on any of its buses.

Potato Potato 9:51 pm 31 Jul 10

Now at the office you and 50 of your colleagues will have something new to whine about over morning tea. If only you weren’t so busy playing the poor me trump card it might dawn on you that FIVE of you could come to work in the same car and split the 8 bucks. Or perhaps $8 is not quite high enough to make you want to do that- better to pay the $8 each and cry about it on riotact.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 9:03 pm 31 Jul 10

bd84 said :

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.

That’s what worries me. Where I work we share the building carpark on a first come first served basis, so I guess that gives the business the choice of either allocating parks to whom they want, or simply paying the FBT themselves.

astrojax astrojax 8:27 pm 31 Jul 10

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

astrojax 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 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 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 sexynotsmart 4:25 pm 31 Jul 10

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

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Rawhide Kid No 2 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 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 Davo111 2:25 pm 31 Jul 10

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

bd84 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 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 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.

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