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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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33 Responses to
Who’s got $13.50 in loose change for parking?
Velveteen Rabbit 1:13 pm 25 Jan 13

carnardly said :

joipers – I couldn’t afford $13.50 a day. If I did have to work in the city – i’d park on the south side of the lake like all the other scabby folk and walk in .

So you’re the reason we who actually WORK on the south side of the lake never have enough parking spots. Thanks. Yes, I know, it’s free (argument for another time) but there are approx 3500 workers and just under 2000 spots in the Triangle

frontrow 12:59 pm 25 Jan 13

bd84 said :

I recommend buying a 2 week permit. It’s a bit of a pain to order with the government’s archaic system forcing 7 days before (when it arrives in 2 days), and easy enough with a routine and calendar reminders. It’s is easier to factor in holidays and also a cheaper daily rate than most of the others, but I won’t say why as they might change it.

It’s hilarious, isn’t it? If you can stand the messing about, weekly tickets are even better value at exactly half the price of the two week ticket.

Jivrashia 12:06 pm 25 Jan 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

I park and pay $13.50 per day. It is a pain in the rectum. It would have been much better to round the parking charge to a multiple of $2, so any coins could be used (or, heaven forbid, let us use notes or even credit cards).

In more modern cities one can use their mobile phone to pay for parking through SMS.

thebrownstreak69 11:46 am 25 Jan 13

DrKoresh said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

carnardly said :

joipers – I couldn’t afford $13.50 a day. If I did have to work in the city – i’d park on the south side of the lake like all the other scabby folk and walk in.

Time vs money – well money I don’ have.

When you get paid by the hour, it’s an economic decision to park as near to work as possible.

Most people have to work when they’re told to work. Not when they want, or for as long as they want.

Which is why I park close by, because time in my day converts to money.

DrKoresh 11:24 am 25 Jan 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

carnardly said :

joipers – I couldn’t afford $13.50 a day. If I did have to work in the city – i’d park on the south side of the lake like all the other scabby folk and walk in.

Time vs money – well money I don’ have.

When you get paid by the hour, it’s an economic decision to park as near to work as possible.

Most people have to work when they’re told to work. Not when they want, or for as long as they want.

bd84 11:14 am 25 Jan 13

Just evidence of this government’s lack of common sense and planning. Ticket machines with credit card and note payment options should have been implemented years ago. Common sense would have limited the cost of parking to a sensible level until new machines were rolled out.

IrishPete said :

It’s not my problem any more, but the pre-paid vouchers actually look like they will cost you more (think about holidays, public holidays, and sick days). A scam perhaps? Knowing that the change issue will be the incentive for people to buy the voucher? Then there’s the lost interest, substantial on a long-term ticket.

IP

I recommend buying a 2 week permit. It’s a bit of a pain to order with the government’s archaic system forcing 7 days before (when it arrives in 2 days), and easy enough with a routine and calendar reminders. It’s is easier to factor in holidays and also a cheaper daily rate than most of the others, but I won’t say why as they might change it.

carnardly 10:39 am 25 Jan 13

I do get paid by the hour. But my pay per hour might be less than yours.

IrishPete 10:29 am 25 Jan 13

It’s not my problem any more, but the pre-paid vouchers actually look like they will cost you more (think about holidays, public holidays, and sick days). A scam perhaps? Knowing that the change issue will be the incentive for people to buy the voucher? Then there’s the lost interest, substantial on a long-term ticket.

IP

thebrownstreak69 10:22 am 25 Jan 13

carnardly said :

joipers – I couldn’t afford $13.50 a day. If I did have to work in the city – i’d park on the south side of the lake like all the other scabby folk and walk in.

Time vs money – well money I don’ have.

When you get paid by the hour, it’s an economic decision to park as near to work as possible.

Morgan 10:18 am 25 Jan 13

The car park at the AFP building accepts Debit or Credit (Visa, Mastercard) for pay parking. It is the same case as the machine in the picture but contains additional buttons. You can select about five amounts including the flat $10 all day.

I have used a Visa Debit card in this machine, it prints out a ticket the same as for coins. Much simpler, cant see why they won’t just buy this kind of machine.

I tweeted Andrew Barr on this and he seemed to get caught up in people wanting to have text messages and the like. Did not seem to understand that we just want an easy way to pay for parking. While Myway integration would be good, everyone has a credit card or is very easily able to get a debit card to access this machine, it would be much more of an off the shelf purchase.

EvanJames 10:02 am 25 Jan 13

It’s amazingly annoying to have that many coins on you every day. Shame on the ACT Gov’t for setting such high parking fees, and making it so hard to pay them. Especially in Civic, where there’s no shopfront to get a pre-paid weekly parking voucher. If you order online, you have to do it 2 weeks ahead. Expensive and difficult, fail.

I’m no fan of Mr Snow, who charges people to park in his paddocks, but at least he has proper machines that take cards, and don’t break down all the time (like the ones in the Canberra Centre high rise parks).

sarahsarah 9:52 am 25 Jan 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

I park and pay $13.50 per day. It is a pain in the rectum. It would have been much better to round the parking charge to a multiple of $2, so any coins could be used (or, heaven forbid, let us use notes or even credit cards).

I like the idea of linking them into the MyWay system but would settle for anything that doesn’t require me carrying around a second wallet for the coins. A week’s worth of coins gets bloody heavy!

They keep raising the parking costs – surely some of that increased revenue could be used to improve the car park infrastructure? Or is that thinking too progressive for this town?

carnardly 9:51 am 25 Jan 13

joipers – I couldn’t afford $13.50 a day. If I did have to work in the city – i’d park on the south side of the lake like all the other scabby folk and walk in. Time vs money – well money I don’ have.

zorro29 9:41 am 25 Jan 13

$13.50 in coins…bloody hell. i refuse to park anywhere that won’t accept credit cards. good thing i ride most places then

thebrownstreak69 9:24 am 25 Jan 13

I park and pay $13.50 per day. It is a pain in the rectum. It would have been much better to round the parking charge to a multiple of $2, so any coins could be used (or, heaven forbid, let us use notes or even credit cards).

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