With state regulations on car wraps in Brisbane, one would think that the state would make sure their car signage would good. But that’s what not opinion following the recent Brisbane International’s saying.
During the course of the event, hundreds of motorists, not just locals, were fined for parking violations in the streets near the Queensland Tennis Centre during the sporting event, with many people saying it was thanks to misleading signage near the arena.
Figures from the City Council show that 412 fines were issued for erroneous parking charges in the Queensland Tennis Centre Parking Area (QTCPA) during the Brisbane International. Drivers can only park for an hour at the QTCPA near the Queensland Tennis Centre and the Tennyson area, on event days from 7 in the morning to 10 in the evening.
As a result, a lot of people now want the city council to fix the car signage in the QTCPA, with many saying that the signage, which say “Queensland Tennis Centre Parking Area” mean the complete opposite of what they actually mean.
Reviews following the event, like on sites like TripAdvisor, have called foul of the signage, with one in particular shaming the Brisbane City Council, as well as Tennis Queensland, for letting such misleading signage stay unfixed. Some are saying that it’s just problematic, except for the council, who are making revenue on the fines.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says that the signs complied with regulation, but admitted that they’re not really clear to the reasonable person, which is not something desirable with car wraps in Brisbane, or anything else relating to road safety.
Lord Mayor Quirk says that temporary signs were posted during the Brisbane International, with him adding that if people don’t observe all the signage in the area, then that’s their problem, and the ensuing fines are theirs to meet.
Some residents in the regulated area say that the signs made it look like the streets were set for parking visiting the tennis centre, but that was clearly not the case. They are saying that signage didn’t comply with the State Government’s Manual of Uniform Traffic Control for a long list of reasons.
Quirk says that they are looking into the signage.