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Parking Manuka Oval

By Sigma - 17 December 2011 25

On Friday I attended the Chairman’s XI vs India at Manuka Oval. As usual parking is a nightmare no parking anywhere around the ground even diving into side streets only to be met with 2 hour parking or no parking signs, Parking Officers were also in force to give people tickets on the spot.  I continued to the eastern side of the ground and parked on the grass along with about 30 or so other cars. This area was off the road not hurting anyone entered the cricket only to come back to a $81 parking-fine.

Now I could understand if I was in a 2hr park or obstructing traffic but not parking on the grass attending an event that the ACT government  knows full well there is no parking for.

Manuka Oval has been for a long time an oversight of the ACT government for parking as the area has been over developed with houses and apartments. Every other state uses their Main Stadium for Football & Cricket where the facilities are adequate why cant we do the same?

For once I wish the ACT government would wake up and use some commonsense for once.

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Chop71 9:40 am 19 Dec 11

New stadium at Bruce> Plenty of space for parking> Revert old stadium back to an oval for cricket and AFL. WIN WIN WIN. (also close to transport hubs of GDE, Belconnen and Civic)

It’s about time Canberra grew up and became a Capital City and not a country town trying to be a Capital.

luther_bendross 9:28 am 19 Dec 11

el said :

Suncorp stadium – No parking, minimal street parking in surrounding suburbs, with the closest suburbs having 2 hour max limits and patrolled heavily (I have seen entire streets of cars with yellow envelopes after events).

The Gabba – No parking, and almost no on-street parking for miles (and restricted during events). Public parking available 1 kilometre walk away at the Mater hospital for ~$25 per day.

Probably bad examples. While both these venues have limited parking, they also have day-long free public transport for ticket holders. I’d argue that Suncorp has the best public transport arrangement of any stadium I’ve been to.

Mang 8:54 am 19 Dec 11

Karma for supporting such a boring game,

MORE FINES > LESS CRICKET > LESS PEOPLE WANTING TO DISCUSS CRICKET > WIN

AG Canberra 7:51 am 19 Dec 11

A few of us old enough to remember when the parking inspectors went on strike actually know they do an important job in any city (when they use common sense).

A bit of order and judicious use of the rules keeps the spaces turning over – and everyone is happy.

If you don’t like $81 fines – move to Burnie, TAS, where the fine for not displaying a ticket is a massive $13!

djk 11:53 pm 18 Dec 11

el said :

#firstworldproblems

God I am sick of this. Riotact would be a pretty quiet place if it wasn’t for discussion about “first world problems”. Kinda makes sense given we live in a first world country, and are probably one of the most well-off, predominantly white, comfortable lifestyle cities in that country.

I don’t actually recall any threads saying “this is more important than world hunger” in them.

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