Melbourne Ranting

When the rain comes

You know, there’s a reason they’re called golf umbrellas.

It doesn’t make them suited for crowded CBD footpaths.

And why is it that smaller people seem to like them so much? You’d think they had less body mass that needed rain protection.

Fair enough if multiple people are cowering under them I suppose. But more often than not, it’s just one person.

By the way, I reckon parking inspectors could write loads of tickets if they just turned up to schools at drop-off time (especially when it’s raining) and fined those clueless/selfish people who treat the drop-off zones as regular parking spots.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

5 replies on “When the rain comes”

You can’t expect people, especially busy parents with 4-wheel drives, to park a little way down the road and actually allow their children to WALK the 100 metres to the school gate. Daniel, this would constitute child abuse.
PS At our primary school, it’s apparently OK to park in bus zones, 2 minute drop-off spots and disabled areas for over 30 minutes. Must be a new council by-law.

I love the “Illegal Parking Around School Endangers Young Lives” stickers. It’s like a giant beacon screaming out “Watch how bad a driver I am elsewhere”. More often than not, it’s very very true.

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