Friday, June 01, 2012

City Centre Update

Happened to be in City Centre Mall on Friday afternoon. By about 4:30 in the afternoon it definitely seemed to be busier than usual and by the time I left around six o'clock it was pretty crazy. Busier than Thursday night.

Again the police were there. A Traffic Policeman was out in front of the mall trying to stop people double (and triple) parking in the area near the taxis. Yes, technically it’s not parking because there was always someone in the car but the police were moving them on anyway. I think it's still okay to drop off and pick up people, you just can't wait around.

There are lots of illegally-parked cars across the road and again there were Traffic Police ticketing the cars. I'm not sure if they use stickers anymore, they simply take a picture of the car. I guess that way if you protest the ticket they will just show you the photo. The people who received tickets may not even have known it until they go online to check.

The ticketing officer was behind the skyscrapers, by that vacant lot near Bio-Bil and the W, and there were a lot of cars on the sidewalks for him to ticket.

It looks like if you are going to City Centre Mall on the weekends you're pretty much guaranteed to get a ticket if you park illegally anywhere in the area.


Susanne Fornasier said...

Hi Glen,
did you know that the City Centre Mall now has a shuttle bus (believe it or not it is even an electrical one)? The car park it serves is behind the big Salam store around the corner. They even have set up signs for direction. I haven't tried it yet so I don't know if you have to pay something. But I reckon its worth spreading the news.

Anonymous said...

Are you married?

Jahdiel said...

Hi Glen! My name is Jahdiel. I'm gonna be part of one of the delegation that will be visiting Qatar for the COP18 (United Nations Climate Change Conference) I'm the Logistics Coordinator and found your blog. I would like to get in contact with you to talk about Qatar and your experience there. Thanks for your time!

Glen McKay said...

Hi Jahdiel, are you from Pennsylvania? If so I think I found your email so I'll drop you a note.

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