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Who’s got $13.50 in loose change for parking?

By johnboy 25 January 2013 33

13.50

Sent in by Overheard.

From yesterday. Glad I play in a lads card group and have lots of spare change. This added a bit onto my commute yesterday.

It really should be in the “Only in Canberra” part of “Like Canberra”.

$13.50

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mareva 8:44 am 26 Jan 13

I pay $11 a day, and in coins.

It is cheap as sh*t compared to Sydney. There are places in the Sydney CBD where $11 per hour is unheard of, let alone for the whole day.

wildturkeycanoe 7:00 am 26 Jan 13

Sandman said :

250cc Motorbike, $0 parking, $200 per year rego, $10 week petrol. Park out the front of the office.

The missus loves hers and it’s payed for itself 3 times over already. Paid extra

+1
Except if the bike is anything over 250cc, rego is a whopping big $860+??? [why doesn’t a 5L V8 cost twice as much to register than a Hyundai Getz? This argument for another day] It’s also fun to go from 0 – 60 in 2 seconds. 900cc and 4.5L/100km. I’ve had my bike for 3 months and saved $720 compared to the ‘ol 4×4, just in fuel. Then there’s the $600 in parking. That’s half what the bike cost. In another 3 months I’ll be making money and still laughing at everyone trying to dodge the parking inspectors, wading through purses looking for shrapnel and walking for miles.

gooterz 12:06 am 26 Jan 13

How much of that $13.50 a day goes into servicing the machines maintaining the pricing displays patrolling for illegal parking, sending out notices.

On the consumer side that $13 comes out of retailers and store spending, not to mention the extra cost to keep all those extra coins in circulation.

Wait till those city developments go up parking will be $30 a day, Canberra will nosedive as it won’t be affordable the low income earners will go on the doll and all the retail staff will go to actual cities with proper infrastructure.

Pork Hunt 10:45 pm 25 Jan 13

LSWCHP said :

Fyshwick. Loaded to the gunwhales with sex shops, whores, pimps and free parking. Can’t beat it. 🙂

So what you are saying is that you’re not there for the free parking as such?

Sandman 9:49 pm 25 Jan 13

250cc Motorbike, $0 parking, $200 per year rego, $10 week petrol. Park out the front of the office.

The missus loves hers and it’s payed for itself 3 times over already. Paid extra

LSWCHP 9:30 pm 25 Jan 13

Fyshwick. Loaded to the gunwhales with sex shops, whores, pimps and free parking. Can’t beat it. 🙂

dajala 8:18 pm 25 Jan 13

Wasn’t it an election commitment from both parties that they would introduce machines that accepted cards as well as coins?

Deckard 8:11 pm 25 Jan 13

Ben_Dover said :

Parking @ $13.50 vs bus @ $4.40. Tough choice

$8.80 if you want to get home.

OpenYourMind 6:05 pm 25 Jan 13

Ben_Dover said :

Parking @ $13.50 vs bus @ $4.40. Tough choice

Bus @ $4.40 vs Bicycle @ $0 + fitness. Tough choice.

And yeah, bring on paid parking in the triangle.

screaming banshee 6:00 pm 25 Jan 13

I did some work in a building in Sydney recently, the charge for 8+ hours parking was $187, but they had a special early bird price of $65. Fortunately I was allocated a place in their loading dock. Wish I got a pic of the prices.

(/anecdote)

Ben_Dover 5:22 pm 25 Jan 13

Parking @ $13.50 vs bus @ $4.40. Tough choice

rosscoact 4:36 pm 25 Jan 13

You need to look at this from the government’s point of view.

For credit card machines:
Happier commuters

Against
Cost to change over to card machines
loss of parking fine revenue
The ungrateful swine will still bitch about the cost of parking

There is nothing in it for them except if they do it just before next elections, which I guess is how long it will take

Velveteen Rabbit 4:28 pm 25 Jan 13

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