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by Aidan
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 713
Views: 90243

[U/C] Re: Oaklands Crossing | $174m

ml69, Why do you think buses that stop st other train stations should also detour to Oaklands? how good is he, I presume you're joking — the station's about 800m from the shopping centre! Or were you proposing a spur as Norman seems to think you were? claybro, You'd never get the houses that cheap! ...
by Aidan
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 713
Views: 90243

[U/C] Oaklands Crossing | $174m

I totally agree about the past but also what about now! How can a $174m project not be built adjacent/closer to the State Aquatic Centre and the largest Westfield/ Shopping Centre in our state is astounding. I still don’t know/understand why they couldn’t/didn’t either extend it some 500m and/or ac...
by Aidan
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3353
Views: 442422

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

You may be right that the calculations are too conservative. Of course I'm right, and I've explained why. Site constraints should not be ignored. Bridge thickness was derived from the reference which provide an estimate of thickness as a proportion of length, and done with an assumption of a single...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 3845
Views: 470917

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

While we’re on this, why couldn’t Kilburn be relocated out of the backstreets, and shifted 500m south adjacent to the Churchill Centre shopping centre and Costco? Why should residents lose their local station (and have many thousands of dollars wiped off the value of their houses) to benefit some c...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3353
Views: 442422

[U/C] North-South Motorway

Not so fast, how good is he! SBD, your calculations are too conservative. There's no good reason for the bridge to be over 2m thick. We should reject the option of a bridge with longitudinal beams beneath the deck because that would make the bridge deck too high. Instead we can have one supported by...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Regional Development
Topic: Whyalla | Developments & News
Replies: 73
Views: 30045

Re: Whyalla | Developments & News

We have very little regional rail network left, and even less of it used to move freight IN to the regional areas. As far as I know, there is not regular (non-ore) freight in to Whyalla. Some of the parts for the Bungala Solar Farm were transported by rail, but we have no regional intermodal depots...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [COM] Westfield Marion (Extension)
Replies: 646
Views: 146370

[COM] Re: Westfield Marion (Extension)

Currently there's a 5 hour parking limit. I've hear parking inspectors marked the tyres with chalk so they could quickly tell which vehicles had been there for a long time, but the employers got wise to it and erased the marks on their lunch breaks. I don't know whether or not the parking inspectors...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3353
Views: 442422

[U/C] North-South Motorway

Yes I understand but on that opposite east side you have things like McDonalds/KFC, a massive OTR and 200+ big businesses as well. So are you saying they are likely to go? The massive OTR is in St.Marys. I expect it's planned to return to the west side before then, to avoid the heritage listed ceme...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3353
Views: 442422

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Well Aidan, stopping short of 1985 flying DeLoreans, what do you propose? Can't you tell from what I'd written? I propose Pym Street be extended over or under South Road. I think a steel bridge over South Road would be the best value way to do it, as that would be thinner than a concrete bridge and...
by Aidan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 717
Views: 154343

[U/C] Re: Northern Connector | 14km | $1b

One reason for their relative unpopularity is that a lot of motorways built in Europe/UK with concrete in the post war period quickly got a bad reputation for the constant loud road buzz & 'bump bump bump' sensation as you drove over the gaps and cracks in the surface. The last few remnants of conc...
by Aidan
Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3353
Views: 442422

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I still think the most elegant solution to the 230/232 problem is to just split them and have one run down all the way down Days Road to Torrens Road and the other run further down Regency Road and then through the backstreets on the East side of South Road and then onto Harrison Street. That's not...
by Aidan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [COM] Westfield Marion (Extension)
Replies: 646
Views: 146370

[COM] Re: Westfield Marion (Extension)

claybro, the low density stuff will probably be replaced when there's a clear demand for it. Thirty years ago there was housing on the north side of the Marion Centre triangle (around where the aquatic centre now is).
by Aidan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 614
Views: 92792

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Out of curiosity, say buses did use the tram corridor on Port Rd, how would they merge across from the left of the road into the middle and vice versa? Same as the messy O-Bahn arrangement on heading toward the tunnel on Hackney Rd? I assume they would use the tram stops, so wouldn't need to weave ...
by Aidan
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 614
Views: 92792

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

The bus lane on Anzac Highway was a good idea. The Government should look into replicating it on other roads. - Port Road between Hindmarsh and RAH - Dequetteville Terrace between Rundle Road and Brittania Roundabout - Glen Osmond Road between South Terrace and Greenhill Road How congested are thos...
by Aidan
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1696
Views: 226675

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

It's not really a new mode. It's reminiscent of the Brisbane Metro.
The automation is new, but I'd rather see it applied to the existing tram system.