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Pay parking fees continue their march upwards

By cmdwedge 25 July 2011 33

Pay parking has gone up.. again. Between 50c and $1.50 more per day. Near my workplace in Belconnen, a year ago it was $4.50, then $5.50, and today, $6.50. People are worried about the cost increases due to the carbon tax – estimated at $3.30 a week for electricity, for instance. This is a year-on-year increase of $5.00 a week.

New parking fees here.

Public transport is just appalling in the ACT, so we’re forced to drive. Captive market, as they say. The Greens must be dancing this morning.

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SuperDave 6:58 pm 30 Jul 11

How disgusting charging $12 per day to park when we’re already paying rego and numerous taxes as well as expensive increases in utilities. This is pretty much the equivalent of bullying Canberrans to take bus and the bus service isn’t even up to scratch. Thanks for nothing Labor/Greens 🙁

Mysteryman said :

00davist said :

Oh, and Mysteryman & Colourful Sydney Racing Identity?

You guys realise your both arguing the same point right?

I beleive MM’s Original post is along the lines of “If you dont like what the Govt. Does, Keep it in mind next Election, as something to consider, while looking into other parties polocies, to help make a more informed decision”

And CSRI seems to be saying “Before voting for an alternative party, reserch their policy to find out if important issues to you will be rectified by them, if they were to form governemnt”

Both of thes points are pretty much the same damn thing, so, if this is an issue for you, make sure not to forget it, next time you are trying to work out who to vote for, reaserching each parties polocy on this issue, may help you decide.

(of course, if I have misunderstood either of you, please correct me, as these kinds of things do tend to happen, an naturally, no offence meant to either of you, the point you are both getting at is something i agree with!)

No, I think you’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head. We just like to argue.

No we don’t.

00davist 3:54 pm 26 Jul 11

Mysteryman said :

00davist said :

Oh, and Mysteryman & Colourful Sydney Racing Identity?

You guys realise your both arguing the same point right?

I beleive MM’s Original post is along the lines of “If you dont like what the Govt. Does, Keep it in mind next Election, as something to consider, while looking into other parties polocies, to help make a more informed decision”

And CSRI seems to be saying “Before voting for an alternative party, reserch their policy to find out if important issues to you will be rectified by them, if they were to form governemnt”

Both of thes points are pretty much the same damn thing, so, if this is an issue for you, make sure not to forget it, next time you are trying to work out who to vote for, reaserching each parties polocy on this issue, may help you decide.

(of course, if I have misunderstood either of you, please correct me, as these kinds of things do tend to happen, an naturally, no offence meant to either of you, the point you are both getting at is something i agree with!)

No, I think you’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head. We just like to argue.

Lol, In that case, Heck, go ahead! (Keeps the place from getting dull!)

Mysteryman 3:44 pm 26 Jul 11

00davist said :

Oh, and Mysteryman & Colourful Sydney Racing Identity?

You guys realise your both arguing the same point right?

I beleive MM’s Original post is along the lines of “If you dont like what the Govt. Does, Keep it in mind next Election, as something to consider, while looking into other parties polocies, to help make a more informed decision”

And CSRI seems to be saying “Before voting for an alternative party, reserch their policy to find out if important issues to you will be rectified by them, if they were to form governemnt”

Both of thes points are pretty much the same damn thing, so, if this is an issue for you, make sure not to forget it, next time you are trying to work out who to vote for, reaserching each parties polocy on this issue, may help you decide.

(of course, if I have misunderstood either of you, please correct me, as these kinds of things do tend to happen, an naturally, no offence meant to either of you, the point you are both getting at is something i agree with!)

No, I think you’ve pretty much hit the nail on the head. We just like to argue.

00davist 3:40 pm 26 Jul 11

Rollersk8r said :

00davist said :

KB1971 said :

The bus I caught to work this morning wasnt apalling……..

The pushbike ride home is going to be even better!!!

Rollersk8r said :

Appalling? Forced to drive? I happen to think the bus is quite tolerable during school holidays. The rest of the time I certainly don’t enjoy it but sure is cheaper than parking, as it should be.

Martlark said :

Public transport appalling? Pfft! Unless you live in Yass, there are busses going to and from Belconnen town centre constantly to all parts of Canberra. Try trying harder instead of whinging.

While I Agree those who can Bus or Ride should strongly consider the option , I do find many people pushing the agenda tend to forget one little inconvenient truth; the number of people who do not have the option, and therefore must drive, is allot higher than you would care to ever admit!!!

I would love the option to catch the bus, But they just dont stop near enough to me!

On the contrary. I have no agenda. I’m the first to agree that catching the bus is not practical for people who have to pick up the kids etc. I was just saying I have plenty of reasons for disliking the bus – but as a service it is not appalling.

You are right there, I may not be able to rely on Action daily, but I do have the opportunity to use them often enough, And they always seem to do the Job reasonably well, Nothing spectacular, and a fairly normal rate of issues for a bus company, but they dont stand out as an appaling service!

Rollersk8r 3:29 pm 26 Jul 11

00davist said :

KB1971 said :

The bus I caught to work this morning wasnt apalling……..

The pushbike ride home is going to be even better!!!

Rollersk8r said :

Appalling? Forced to drive? I happen to think the bus is quite tolerable during school holidays. The rest of the time I certainly don’t enjoy it but sure is cheaper than parking, as it should be.

Martlark said :

Public transport appalling? Pfft! Unless you live in Yass, there are busses going to and from Belconnen town centre constantly to all parts of Canberra. Try trying harder instead of whinging.

While I Agree those who can Bus or Ride should strongly consider the option , I do find many people pushing the agenda tend to forget one little inconvenient truth; the number of people who do not have the option, and therefore must drive, is allot higher than you would care to ever admit!!!

I would love the option to catch the bus, But they just dont stop near enough to me!

On the contrary. I have no agenda. I’m the first to agree that catching the bus is not practical for people who have to pick up the kids etc. I was just saying I have plenty of reasons for disliking the bus – but as a service it is not appalling.

00davist 3:23 pm 26 Jul 11

Oh, and Mysteryman & Colourful Sydney Racing Identity?

You guys realise your both arguing the same point right?

I beleive MM’s Original post is along the lines of “If you dont like what the Govt. Does, Keep it in mind next Election, as something to consider, while looking into other parties polocies, to help make a more informed decision”

And CSRI seems to be saying “Before voting for an alternative party, reserch their policy to find out if important issues to you will be rectified by them, if they were to form governemnt”

Both of thes points are pretty much the same damn thing, so, if this is an issue for you, make sure not to forget it, next time you are trying to work out who to vote for, reaserching each parties polocy on this issue, may help you decide.

(of course, if I have misunderstood either of you, please correct me, as these kinds of things do tend to happen, an naturally, no offence meant to either of you, the point you are both getting at is something i agree with!)

kschoey 3:22 pm 26 Jul 11

00davist said :

KB1971 said :

The bus I caught to work this morning wasnt apalling……..

The pushbike ride home is going to be even better!!!

Rollersk8r said :

Appalling? Forced to drive? I happen to think the bus is quite tolerable during school holidays. The rest of the time I certainly don’t enjoy it but sure is cheaper than parking, as it should be.

Martlark said :

Public transport appalling? Pfft! Unless you live in Yass, there are busses going to and from Belconnen town centre constantly to all parts of Canberra. Try trying harder instead of whinging.

While I Agree those who can Bus or Ride should strongly consider the option , I do find many people pushing the agenda tend to forget one little inconvenient truth; the number of people who do not have the option, and therefore must drive, is allot higher than you would care to ever admit!!!

I would love the option to catch the bus, But they just dont stop near enough to me!

+1
I’ve tried catching the bus to work before, and with the changes made to the ACTION schedule a few years back, what used to be a slightly longer but much more relaxing ride to work than driving, has now turned into a journey that takes just over an hour when I can drive in anywhere from 20mins-40mins depending on the time I leave, which impacts on the amount of traffic. I could, I suppose, drive to Belconnen or Gungahlin town centre (about 15mins to Belconnen or 10mins to Gungahlin) and bus from there but in that time I’d be half way to work.
I generally get into work (in Civic) around 8am or a bit before. For me to do that by bus I’d be leaving the house just after 6.30am which seems a bit silly when I only live 15kms away!
It’s actually quicker for me to ride my bike than to bus it which I tend to do in the warmer months but can’t do at the moment for medical reasons.

00davist 2:59 pm 26 Jul 11

KB1971 said :

The bus I caught to work this morning wasnt apalling……..

The pushbike ride home is going to be even better!!!

Rollersk8r said :

Appalling? Forced to drive? I happen to think the bus is quite tolerable during school holidays. The rest of the time I certainly don’t enjoy it but sure is cheaper than parking, as it should be.

Martlark said :

Public transport appalling? Pfft! Unless you live in Yass, there are busses going to and from Belconnen town centre constantly to all parts of Canberra. Try trying harder instead of whinging.

While I Agree those who can Bus or Ride should strongly consider the option , I do find many people pushing the agenda tend to forget one little inconvenient truth; the number of people who do not have the option, and therefore must drive, is allot higher than you would care to ever admit!!!

I would love the option to catch the bus, But they just dont stop near enough to me!

johnboy 2:17 pm 26 Jul 11

Because we deserve no better than to choose between two bunches of crooks once every four years.

When you are right you are right, what can I say – it was too difficult for me to understand.

I saw this:

Mysteryman said :

if you don’t like what the government is doing, remember it when it’s time to vote. Does that mean you have to vote for someone else? No.

as contradictory to this:

Mysteryman said :

If you don’t like what the government does, vote for someone else.

Silly me, but never fear I will hop back in my box.

Mysteryman 1:58 pm 26 Jul 11

I was wrong. Apparently it was too difficult for you to understand. I’m sure the reasonable amongst us will examine our options thoroughly when it comes time to actually vote. In the meantime, my statement remains valid: if you don’t like what the government is doing, remember it when it’s time to vote. Does that mean you have to vote for someone else? No. But consider your choice carefully.

I’m sure I’ve explained it in terms that even you can understand, CSRI.

Mysteryman said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mysteryman said :

If you don’t like this sort of behaviour (I don’t), then make sure you remember it next time we go to the polls.

Can you point to where the Liberals, or the Greens, or another party, have indicated that they will either a) keep parking fees at the current level or b) reduce parking fees c) never (ever) increase parking fees?

Possibly. I haven’t looked. Can you point to where I said that any other party would do any of the things you listed?

…I didn’t think so.

If you don’t like what the government does, vote for someone else. That was my point. It’s not a difficult concept to grasp but I’m not sure if you’re being intentionally obtuse.

By saying if you don’t like a particular behaviour by a party you should vote for a different party (or individual), without checking to make sure that party (or individual) won’t do the exact same thing is plain dumb.

It is like swapping phone providers because you don’t like the amount they charge without checking the rates of the new provider.

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