Tuesday Parking Adventures!

Barcham 1 October 2013 25

Parking doesn’t stop on public holidays, but I do.

I hope your long weekend was as long as your sleep-ins Rioters, however the weekend is over.

It’s week-time now, and week-time is time to get serious.

Serious about bad parking.

If you’ve got any photos of bad parking to share send them to images@the-riotact.com! Be sure to include the word “parking” in your title and let us know what name you would like to be credited using.


1. Tim starts the ball rolling:

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JC JC 5:22 pm 02 Oct 13

melon1234 said :

am i the only one to not see the issue with #1?

i’d much rather they park on the grass then park on the road at a location like that.

giulia definitely takes the cake though…and the mirror..

Personally I don’t see the issue and agree rather they park like this than on the road.

That said of parking on the nature strip (even if there is no foot path too) is against the rules.

Alderney Alderney 4:50 pm 02 Oct 13

churl said :

melon1234 said :

am i the only one to not see the issue with #1?
i’d much rather they park on the grass then park on the road at a location like that..

I don’t know that street (#1) but outside my place there is quite a noticeable slowing of traffic when cars park on the street. It’s fairly narrow, no white lines, so a bit of a chicane when cars park on both sides. As it is a surburban street with children and pets around, I’m quite happy to have people slow things down.

Our regulatory overloads are pretty dense sometimes, I too live on a narrow street (a circuit no less with no streets coming off it).

All they’d have to do is paint a yellow line down one side of the street, no need for ugly signs, and one would only be allowed to park on one side.

Much safer than allowing parking, ad hoc, on both sides, and still achieves an aim in slowing moving traffic; at least in theory.

churl churl 2:23 pm 02 Oct 13

melon1234 said :

am i the only one to not see the issue with #1?
i’d much rather they park on the grass then park on the road at a location like that..

I don’t know that street (#1) but outside my place there is quite a noticeable slowing of traffic when cars park on the street. It’s fairly narrow, no white lines, so a bit of a chicane when cars park on both sides. As it is a surburban street with children and pets around, I’m quite happy to have people slow things down.

Alderney Alderney 12:46 pm 02 Oct 13

Madam Cholet said :

Gulia continues remind the Canberra population who voted for her last time that they won’t do it again. I’ve always thought she had a sense of entitlement. This does nothing to disprove it.

Perhaps a chat from Jeremy regarding the importance of at least appearing to care about the constituency you purport to want to serve.

It never ceases to amaze me how people that have a business name (or their name as the case may be here) drive/park like complete tools.

Is it a case of any publicity is good publicity?

There are probably better ways of getting your name out there. I for one steer clear of businesses that attract my attention this way.

Henry82 Henry82 10:30 am 02 Oct 13

tbh not a big fan of clicking ‘next’ to reload another photo.

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 9:42 am 02 Oct 13

shauno said :

I think you we should be able to pay to become a premium Canberra resident. Once you become a premium resident you then get different number plates and can park any where you want and also get free bus passes and free taxi rides back from the pub.

Does it include the right to not only park like a tool but also to drive like a tool? That would be quite a large membership in Canberra.

shauno shauno 1:16 am 02 Oct 13

I think you we should be able to pay to become a premium Canberra resident. Once you become a premium resident you then get different number plates and can park any where you want and also get free bus passes and free taxi rides back from the pub.

melon1234 melon1234 9:58 pm 01 Oct 13

am i the only one to not see the issue with #1?

i’d much rather they park on the grass then park on the road at a location like that.

giulia definitely takes the cake though…and the mirror..

milkman milkman 7:03 pm 01 Oct 13

It really is starting to look like Giulia (or her delegate) suck at parking.

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 6:29 pm 01 Oct 13

Gulia continues remind the Canberra population who voted for her last time that they won’t do it again. I’ve always thought she had a sense of entitlement. This does nothing to disprove it.

Perhaps a chat from Jeremy regarding the importance of at least appearing to care about the constituency you purport to want to serve.

taninaus taninaus 5:54 pm 01 Oct 13

FXST01 said :

In #14, how is the other car going to get out without smashing his mirror?

Good one Gules, at least we know who was there first.

if they are agile enough (and there is enough space) to get in via the passenger seat – there is no way they are getting in the drivers side. Yes some serious counselling for whoever is driving Giulia’s car I think.

JC JC 5:49 pm 01 Oct 13

Wonder if anyone has sent the last pic to Giulia Jones with a please explain. Of all the bad parking that is scene on here this one really takes the cake, as there is no way the other vehicle can get out, and it is quite clear going by the location of the mirrors that they were there first. Maybe all of us reading should send her office an email simply saying ‘please explain with a copy of this picture.

OLydia OLydia 3:50 pm 01 Oct 13

#3 “Drop off point at the end of Anzac Pde”? That’s a fair way to walk!

FXST01 FXST01 2:46 pm 01 Oct 13

In #14, how is the other car going to get out without smashing his mirror?

Good one Gules, at least we know who was there first.

NellyBean NellyBean 2:38 pm 01 Oct 13

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Mothy said :

#12 – No numberplate either…

Does this mean if this car is not registered and with no number plate, RAPID wont recognise it as so?

perhaps it has an Unregistered Vehicle Permit.

Sandman Sandman 1:19 pm 01 Oct 13

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

Mothy said :

#12 – No numberplate either…

Does this mean if this car is not registered and with no number plate, RAPID wont recognise it as so?

Rapid will alert the driver that there is no plate present and they’ll come after you to find out why. Don’t ask me how I know , suffice to say I no longer bother with the nicer looking plastic plates that are easily breakable and fall off.

Rawhide Kid Part3 Rawhide Kid Part3 1:11 pm 01 Oct 13

Mothy said :

#12 – No numberplate either…

Does this mean if this car is not registered and with no number plate, RAPID wont recognise it as so?

peitab peitab 12:47 pm 01 Oct 13

#7: I really hope those photos have also been sent to Canberra Elite Taxis – jerk taxi drivers deserve their comeuppance.

#14: Giulia Jones, repeat after me: “When I/my staffers drive a branded car around town, I/they will observe the road and parking rules.” If I was Giulia, I’d be starting to get concerned about my crap driving/parking reputation. In a town like Canberra, that reputation can make a difference.

tim_c tim_c 12:41 pm 01 Oct 13

#12 – where’s the registration plate – or are they being phased out like rego stickers?

tim_c tim_c 12:40 pm 01 Oct 13

Holden Caulfield said :

#11: “…it’s the fact it took him two try’s to get it “right”.”

Best.

Or should that be “two tries to get it wrong”?

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