If you live in one of Australia’s major cities, you probably have trouble with parking. At Sydney Airport, you can pay the highest rates per hour in the world. Sydney and Brisbane parking, of all kinds, is the third and fifth most expensive in the world. Some of us don’t want to pay at all to park. But did you know parking rangers are least likely to work on Fridays? Read More
Australians love their cars, but they don’t love parking them in our congested cities. There seem to be two opposing solutions to the problem. One is to look for more ways to create parking spaces. The other is to make it harder to park by removing parking spaces. greenslips.com.au will look at each option. Read More
Most people have experienced some kind of road rage while they were out and about. But another form of rage may be brewing, which greenslips.com.au calls kerb rage. In the last few years, competition for limited kerb space has intensified. Read More
Looking for parking is just part of driving in busy cities. But do you know how much time you spend looking? In fact, you can spend 14 hours each year just looking for a parking space. It’s ironic that a machine built for travelling spends 95% of the time parked. Read More
People who no longer live in Sydney often say they left because of traffic and parking headaches. Even Melburnians pay much lower fines for the same offences than Sydneysiders, who are racking up huge parking fines. Meanwhile, councillors in Adelaide are calling for CBD parking fines to be cut in half because they are deterring visitors.
Accidents in car parks are becoming more common. Many cars, especially SUVs, are too wide for old-style parking spaces and have scrapes on the sides to prove it.
While some local councils and the state government are working hard to increase the number of parking spaces, a new study has found that parking meters might be the overarching problem.
According to new parking app provider CellOPark, Australians are spending around $15 million extra as a result of ‘parking fine paranoia’. Essentially, motorists are deliberately overfeeding parking meters by an average of $2 each time to avoid fines.
As a result of driver behaviour, the NSW government has announced a tough approach to crackdown on this conduct.