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public servant cheapies … ?

By no.6 - 25 September 2010 42

ha ….

before pay parking ……….the car park in blackall st, barton was crammed full of chaotic parking – now …as its

$8 all day

parking is empty … you cheap b******s – its $15 in Civic – so where have you all gone – surely your not actually using your own energy to get to work ????

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public servant cheapies … ?
arescarti42 6:59 pm 25 Sep 10

Deckard said :

What’s the big surprise here? People will walk through Mordor to get free parking.

I know I would. Round trip from where I park to where I work most weekdays is about 3km, I suspect others go further.

I-filed 5:50 pm 25 Sep 10

Interesting the change in the vehicles outside Environment dept now that the AFP are using “their” carpark. Used to be largely small and more eco-friendly vehicles. Now many, many V8 Landcruisers and other big 4WDs rock up at 7 am and depart at 4.

basketcase 4:11 pm 25 Sep 10

Sgt.Bungers said :

or push bike at almost no cost.

🙂

When I was averaging 8000km a year on the bike, the cost (fixed and variable) was about $400 pa, that’s 5 cents per km.

I am getting lazy, it will be only 6000 km this year, but it will still be about $400. So for me the cost of cycling “is getting out of control”

nali 3:39 pm 25 Sep 10

They’re all over in the Parliamentary Triangle. It used to be easy to get park at Questacon on a weekday, now I’m lucky if I can get a park in the last row! Grrr

taninaus 1:46 pm 25 Sep 10

Cwth public servants in the triangle are notoriously tight fisted about paying for parking – they have had it too good for too long – welcome to the real world folks. But obviously there isn’t yet a shortage to push people into paying – waiting for the FBT shoe to drop though

deye 1:14 pm 25 Sep 10

indigoid said :

Also, isn’t that carpark empty because they’re still refitting the EBB and thus Barton has a few thousand fewer workers?

Nope, the AFP is in there now.

indigoid 12:05 pm 25 Sep 10

Also, isn’t that carpark empty because they’re still refitting the EBB and thus Barton has a few thousand fewer workers?

As a former denizen (2001-2002) of the EBB basement I can only say “about bloody time!”

NB: I haven’t driven past there in a while… Are they still working on the refit?

indigoid 12:04 pm 25 Sep 10

Sgt.Bungers said :

push bike at almost no cost.

Cycling certainly does have a cost, and not just the cycle maintenance. Your body needs more energy, so you will find yourself eating more. Substantially more, if you have a long commute, like my (ridiculously fit) colleague who cycles a 120km round trip, three days a week.

I still think it’s a great idea, but to promote it as near-zero cost is misleading.

Deckard 12:01 pm 25 Sep 10

What’s the big surprise here? People will walk through Mordor to get free parking.

Tetranitrate 11:22 am 25 Sep 10

$30 in petrol from Belconnen/Woden? maybe if you drive an MBT to work.

Sgt.Bungers 10:34 am 25 Sep 10

$30 Belco and Woden, $15 in civic, $13 city west, $8 Barton, $7 10 minutes walk from civic, plus petrol, car wear and tear, depreciation regardless of where you park…

Or $5 return bus fare, or push bike at almost no cost.

But driving is easier. Transporting a Canberra average of 3.8 empty seats per private vehicle to and from work during peak hour, also makes much more sense.

🙂

fozzy 10:22 am 25 Sep 10

I live at the Landmark Apartments across the road from this car park. I too have been amused by how little patronage the car park has received. It would seem a lot of people are now parking down in Bowen Park and walking up through Landmark (much to many residents annoyance) to get to work.

Primal 10:10 am 25 Sep 10

Who let Jon Stanhope post on here?

Holden Caulfield 10:01 am 25 Sep 10

Thumper said :

what a strange post.

Yes, but it’s still quite funny, haha!

Thumper 8:43 am 25 Sep 10

what a strange post.

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