[QLD] Free Street Parking for City Workers @ Brisbane City Council

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Parking across Brisbane will be free in all council-allocated street spaces and reduced to a maximum of $5 at King George Square and Wickham Terrace car parks effective Friday.

More than 1000 parking meters citywide will be switched off from Friday morning and parking fines only issued for dangerous parking, such as in clearways, parking on a yellow line or blocking visibility.

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Comments

  • +9 votes

    There's probably not enough people left in the city to warranty charging for parking. It's probably costing them more to collect it.

    • +1 vote

      No, takes a few minutes of a workers time to collect the money for a whole day. So cost as a few dollars. A half hour park will get that back.

  • -1 vote

    They should change the clear way hours since the traffic is pretty light in the cbd

    • +8 votes

      I hope they don't change the clear way hours. I'm still riding to and from work. The clear ways are bike lanes, or used by lots of bikes

  • +6 votes

    It's good that it frees up people taking public transport but it might encourage those who aren't working and don't respect social distancing to go window shopping in the city

  • +9 votes

    Vote buying for Saturday

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    Why do we still use parking meters when the whole world has already switched to apps?

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      They have an app as well - cellopark.

      • +1 vote

        But you have to pay extra $1.99 a month for using it. Apps take off the burden of maintenance of meters and yet they charge more for them - what an idiocy. In Sydney you still have to print the ticket and put it on the windshield. It's year 2020 and we're still using faxes and paper parking tickets like we're still in the 80s 🙁 I don't get why Australia rejects progress.

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          Because it easier to issue a fine when your ticket curls on a hot day or left upside down by accident.

        • +4 votes

          BCC have both apps and parking metres to ensure everyone is able to pay for their metered spots and aren't disadvantaged because they don't have smartphone.

          You have to only pay $1.99/month to use it if you enable "premium services". This gives you additional benefits including "iMoved and Expiry notifications". You will also only have to pay this fee on the months you have activated a parking session.

          I use the free service and it is a great way to ensure you pay only for the time you use and not prepay an amount you might understay.

        • +1 vote

          Cellopark is free.

          You only have to pay if you want it to do automatic top up or reminders.

  • +2 votes

    Melbourne could definitely use the same policy. Them piggies has enough in the piggy bank to afford this

  • +2 votes

    There is a council election scheduled for tomorrow. Nice timing.

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    Does this include South bank, if anyone happens to know?

  • +2 votes

    Just sharing that when I called the city council this morning, they advised the time limit still applies. So if you are working long hours you have to move your vehicle.

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    Great initiative by the council.