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by drwaddles
Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1461
Views: 221315

Re: #PRO: City Busway - O-Bahn to West Tce

I do not think so - the trend of carte-blanche one-way streets in CBDs has been reversing and many cities are reverting to two-way streets. I sit on the fence somewhat as one-way streets do have negative impacts, such as encouraging higher speed and heavier traffic, as well as increasing unnecessary...
by drwaddles
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584131

[U/C] Re: South Road Upgrades - Discussion thread

Jim Boukas wrote:Are you au fait with the term line of site?
I am aware of line of sight but what on earth is line of site?
by drwaddles
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Tonsley Rail Extension
Replies: 102
Views: 16309

Re: Rail Line to Flinders Uni

A design speed +10km/h of the posted speed is relatively standard because people drive over the speed limit. This is outside the scope of this project but is something that really pisses me off. Design standards are already very 'boring' (for lack of a better word) for the relevant speed limit, so ...
by drwaddles
Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584131

[U/C] Re: South Road Upgrades - Discussion thread

I know I'll probably get crucified for this and get told things that imply that I'm "in cahoots with camaro68 and/or Jim Boukas", but I can't help but feel (sorry, rhino :wink: ) that there's something wrong with this. Call me naive to economics or impatient if you want, but doesn't >10 years seem ...
by drwaddles
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Tonsley Rail Extension
Replies: 102
Views: 16309

Re: Rail Line to Flinders Uni

In the trenched section of South Road, Figure 7.1 (p56) shows one northbound lane ending before Flinders Drive and another ending below Sturt Road. This is not the 'middle of nowhere', it is the merge from the Darlington interchange. 5 lanes down to 3 has to happen somewhow and it is better to spac...
by drwaddles
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Tonsley Rail Extension
Replies: 102
Views: 16309

Re: Rail Line to Flinders Uni

In the trenched section of South Road, Figure 7.1 (p56) shows one northbound lane ending before Flinders Drive and another ending below Sturt Road. This is not the 'middle of nowhere', it is the merge from the Darlington interchange. 5 lanes down to 3 has to happen somewhow and it is better to spac...
by drwaddles
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Tonsley Rail Extension
Replies: 102
Views: 16309

Re: Rail Line to Flinders Uni

Aidan wrote:Yes, it's a bit worrying how they fail to recognise that ending lanes in the middle of nowhere is generally a bad idea.
Where?
by drwaddles
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584131

[U/C] Re: South Road Upgrades - Discussion thread

Jim Boukas wrote:You little man telling someone they feel and feel and they'll feel better is insinuating self gratification very offensive stick to the point, I feel eqaully as threatened. :x
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even want to go do look more like?
by drwaddles
Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4055
Views: 584131

[U/C] Re: South Road Upgrades - Discussion thread

Perhaps we should delete Jim Boukas as "he" is camaro's multi.
by drwaddles
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Road Rules
Replies: 113
Views: 45054

Re: Common sense on the roads of Adelaide

Yep, I agree it is polite to let them past and I usually do. The exception being if the dickhead behind has been tailgating etc then I have no interest in being courteous or polite.
by drwaddles
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Road Rules
Replies: 113
Views: 45054

Re: Common sense on the roads of Adelaide

I have found myself doing the "speed up at an overtaking lane" in some instances where the road prior to the overtaking lane is winding/hilly/whatever so I can't do the arbitrary limit safely. Generally when an overtaking lane comes, the road alignment improves somewhat so of course I speed up to a ...
by drwaddles
Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Tonsley Rail Extension
Replies: 102
Views: 16309

Re: Rail Line to Flinders Uni

It's the executive summary, not the whole report(s). :roll:
by drwaddles
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Road Rules
Replies: 113
Views: 45054

Re: Common sense on the roads of Adelaide

3. Merging lanes don't have the dashed line. The dashed lines on merging lanes seem to give the drivers in the right hand merging lane the impression that they have right of way neglecting the Zip merge rule. Classic example is Main North Rd heading South at the intersection of The Grove Way and Sa...
by drwaddles
Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Road Upgrades
Replies: 21
Views: 8100

Re: Penola Bypass

A small corner of a land parcel just before the bypass rejoins the existing road? No wonder I wouldn't have spotted it...

Doesn't look too difficult to shift the road slightly north to miss that vineyard...
by drwaddles
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Road Upgrades
Replies: 21
Views: 8100

Re: Penola Bypass

If the vines have been there for 20 years, why are they not shown on the aerial photos?!