And today’s whinge is Melbourne transport, yet again. I took the day off for my daughter’s birthday. She wanted to go into the city on the train. “Do you want to walk to the station or drive?” “Drive.” So we drove to the station, because the 7 year old didn’t want to walk. Fair enough, on some days it’s too far.
Car park full. So here’s the twist, every street in Bentleigh, as far as I can tell is on 2 hour parking. Driving to the station might be a bit non-green, but at least we’re taking the train to the city. But how do you park and ride if the station car-park is full, and all the streets are empty, but on 2 hour parking. It’s bloody crazy. It’s not at though every suburb is within 1km of a train, tram, or bus, so how do you get to public transport with kids, if the station car-park is full, and you can’t park on the streets, (which are empty)?
There’s a 2 hour parking restriction out on our street. Why? We don’t need the street parking, because we have a drive, but why is the parking of cars being restricted, but at the same time public transport in Melbourne isn’t big enough and can’t cope?