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Topic # 33080 29-Apr-2009 12:48
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Looks like the WCC have decided to round up some more money in these cash-strapped times, they've started ticketing scooters etc. that are parked in the little "in-between" places at the end of car-park lines. A workmate has been parking in the same place for 3 years and got a warning last week (which he ignore to his detriment) and a ticket yesterday. I've also noticed somewhat more parkwise people wandering around recently than normal.

Interestingly though, the ticket was for parking on broken yellow lines despite the fact that most of the "legitimate" scooter parks in the area have broken yellow lines going through them.

Just in case, fair warning :)


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  Reply # 210504 29-Apr-2009 12:56
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Yea, I was actually thinking that there seemed to be a lot of them around the other day.

Not my favourite people but at least they managed to "mostly" move on all the taxi drivers who took up most of the parks in Waring Taylor St.

Still miss the old bloke who used to follow them around with a water bottle and erase all the chalk marks on the wheels.

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  Reply # 210530 29-Apr-2009 14:04
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Around the top of Cuba, I have noticed that some of them are noting down the rego's of vehicles with signwriting on them. I am not sure why, but can only assume that if they see it on their following rounds, then they will ticket them regardless of which park they are in.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 210548 29-Apr-2009 14:36
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Re Motorcycle parks, I got annoyed at the lack of parking near where I work here in Wellington, so I contacted the council. They assessed the situation, and agreed it needed fixing, and they have since doubled the parking for motorbikes on the street outside where I work.

OK, so it did take 6 months to get "through the process" (maybe they are still on dial up?), but it did happen.

Suggest anyone who parks motorbikes in an area which is crowded to do the same. You just never know, they might just listen :)

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  Reply # 210561 29-Apr-2009 15:16
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Interesting, I've actually seen more wardens walking around Central ChCh this last month than I ever have.




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  Reply # 210574 29-Apr-2009 16:08
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Wellington has an absurd oversaturation of them, and be warned, they also have "hotspots" where they look for cars with no rego/wof and other silly things like parking 10CM over a line. I got stung and let off because guess what? I was inside the postshop getting my licence label reprinted!

I have often walked to work with a sponge which is nice and green by the time I arrive, he he he.

My hatred is wheel clamps, $190 to "clamp" a car should be made illegal. I wanted to park in my allocated spot next door but couldn't as they had clamped an already badly parked car and the clamp was sticking out and the owners were angry and wouldn't move, tow the thing if it's in the way! at least you did something for the money then!!!!

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  Reply # 210824 30-Apr-2009 10:12
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My hatred is wheel clamps, $190 to "clamp" a car should be made illegal. I wanted to park in my allocated spot next door but couldn't as they had clamped an already badly parked car and the clamp was sticking out and the owners were angry and wouldn't move, tow the thing if it's in the way! at least you did something for the money then!!!!



Yeah it's ironic really... clamp a car so it can't move - thereby denying other motorists a parking space.




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