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Parking Barton Style

By MelonHead - 25 June 2012 23

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Attached are a few images from a short walk today in Barton.

There were also at least four cars parked on “Keep Clear” grids, and more parked near No Parking signs.

Good to see Govco’s new bust timetable having a good effect.

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Parking Barton Style
HenryBG 10:52 am 26 Jun 12

banco said :

c_c said :

m@ said :

Probably has more to do with the loss of parking spaces around the Barton/Forrest area to new office buildings…

I’m not buying that. I though a lot of the new office buildings had underground parking that at least equalled in capacity the parking lost by their construction. If any don’t, then the NCA royally screwed up their planning approvals.

There’s been a quite deliberate policy of reducing the number of parks in Barton to try to force more people on to the crappy bus system.

The parliamentary triangle is one of the easiest and most convenient places to get to by bus.
I’m even happy to catch a bus there just for a meeting.

Blaming the bus system for your own personal laziness is pathetic. Walking that extra kilometre per day to and from bus stops might help your mental state as well as your waistline

aidan 9:40 am 26 Jun 12

I’ve met a few people who parked (for free) in and around the Parli triangle and then biked/scooted/skated into Civic. In at least one case it would certainly have been considerably quicker for them to cycle directly to work from their home (admittedly they may well no longer do this as parking is now much more difficult).

They have always driven to work. Finding carparks becomes harder, they are further away, more expensive, but they do not rethink the original assumption that they always drive their car.

It can be challenging to change well established habits/thought patterns.

thatsnotme 7:29 am 26 Jun 12

Martlark said :

banco said :

There’s been a quite deliberate policy of reducing the number of parks in Barton to try to force more people on to the crappy bus system.

And that’s an excuse for starting your day off cheating, offending and ripping off the public? It’s a disgrace that these public servants who are entrusted with upholding Australian law and behaving with the highest standards in their employment can so easily and blatantly break the law just metres from the office front door.

Congratulations! On a site with no shortage of high horses, yours is the highest of them all.

Bravo!

Evil_Kitten 10:51 pm 25 Jun 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

If the owner of that last pic black hatchback is reading, note – I have been tempted too many times lately to back straight into your door, as you prevent other legally parked cars from getting out of their spots. Almost did it a couple of weeks ago as I nearly couldn’t get out. Patience wears thin eventually though….and I have a strong steel rear bumper and towball too.

DO IT.

And find the owner of the second last car and give them a nudge too, just for having frangipanis on the side mirror.

Primal 8:55 pm 25 Jun 12

banco said :

There’s been a quite deliberate policy of reducing the number of parks in Barton to try to force more people on to the crappy bus system.

Now if only they’d established the proposed Barton bus station BEFORE this…

Martlark 7:28 pm 25 Jun 12

banco said :

There’s been a quite deliberate policy of reducing the number of parks in Barton to try to force more people on to the crappy bus system.

And that’s an excuse for starting your day off cheating, offending and ripping off the public? It’s a disgrace that these public servants who are entrusted with upholding Australian law and behaving with the highest standards in their employment can so easily and blatantly break the law just metres from the office front door.

Pork Hunt 5:46 pm 25 Jun 12

wildturkeycanoe said :

If the owner of that last pic black hatchback is reading, note – I have been tempted too many times lately to back straight into your door, as you prevent other legally parked cars from getting out of their spots. Almost did it a couple of weeks ago as I nearly couldn’t get out. Patience wears thin eventually though….and I have a strong steel rear bumper and towball too.

And when it happens, pics or it didn’t happen 🙂

banco 4:31 pm 25 Jun 12

c_c said :

m@ said :

Probably has more to do with the loss of parking spaces around the Barton/Forrest area to new office buildings…

I’m not buying that. I though a lot of the new office buildings had underground parking that at least equalled in capacity the parking lost by their construction. If any don’t, then the NCA royally screwed up their planning approvals.

There’s been a quite deliberate policy of reducing the number of parks in Barton to try to force more people on to the crappy bus system.

m@ 4:14 pm 25 Jun 12

c_c said :

m@ said :

Probably has more to do with the loss of parking spaces around the Barton/Forrest area to new office buildings…

I’m not buying that. I though a lot of the new office buildings had underground parking that at least equalled in capacity the parking lost by their construction. If any don’t, then the NCA royally screwed up their planning approvals.

Just off the top of my head, there were 100-odd unofficial spaces along State Circle, probably another 30-40 lost in the Windsor Walk mudpit. 20 or 30 along Gipps St are now in a three-hour zone. Then there are the open-air carparks between DBCDE and Minter Ellison (building site) and Minter Ellison and Canberra Ave (future building site) – probably 300+ in total. Pretty sure I’m not imagining any of that 😉

Even if the new buildings have an equal number of spaces to the block that was there before (they won’t), there’s still increased competition for parking because this ‘new’ parking is taken up by the people working in the new building. The people who work in other buildings still have to park somewhere.

The NCA hasn’t failed to plan for this so much as they don’t seem to understand that a hypothetical multi-storey carpark in three years’ time doesn’t help people who can’t find a parking space today.

neanderthalsis 4:12 pm 25 Jun 12

Since the shutting off of the former mud puddle that was the DFAT overflow carpark, we have had quite a few people parking in our very clearly marked private underground car park and simply walk off when approached by our staff. Unfortunately, we can do nothing about this as we can’t legally have them towed or clamped and nasty notes just don’t have the same effect as a good tyre slashing.

shirty_bear 3:53 pm 25 Jun 12

These people are simply far too important to find themselves a legit parking spot.

wildturkeycanoe 3:50 pm 25 Jun 12

If the owner of that last pic black hatchback is reading, note – I have been tempted too many times lately to back straight into your door, as you prevent other legally parked cars from getting out of their spots. Almost did it a couple of weeks ago as I nearly couldn’t get out. Patience wears thin eventually though….and I have a strong steel rear bumper and towball too.

c_c 3:26 pm 25 Jun 12

m@ said :

Probably has more to do with the loss of parking spaces around the Barton/Forrest area to new office buildings…

I’m not buying that. I though a lot of the new office buildings had underground parking that at least equalled in capacity the parking lost by their construction. If any don’t, then the NCA royally screwed up their planning approvals.

m@ 3:16 pm 25 Jun 12

Probably has more to do with the loss of parking spaces around the Barton/Forrest area to new office buildings, conversion of on-street parking to permit zones, the crackdown on parking off State Circle etc… Things will only keep getting worse until the NCA finds a developer to build its promised multistorey carpark.

G-Fresh 3:14 pm 25 Jun 12

egads citizens not following the rules?!

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