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by Westside
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 574275

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I can't wait until we have driverless trams. That will mean we can have high frequency public transport 24/7. This is the direction the government should be taking, instead of driverless cars. Just because we can have 24/7 operation doesn't mean we will . Apparently the driverless bus in Munno Para...
by Westside
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] Northern Connector | 14km | $1b
Replies: 854
Views: 191072

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

ChillyPhilly wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:34 pm
I always imagine the name 'Kaurna Expressway'.
I suspect the Kaurna people don't
by Westside
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 574275

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

The stop finishings seem to get cheaper (or at least inconsistent -- no paving and less glazing this time) with every iteration, but I guess that's unsurprising given the Nth Tce blowouts. Glad to see an accessible stop either way. Meanwhile in Canberra :roll: Looks nice, but doesn't look like it p...
by Westside
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 574275

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

And getting thrown around in the back of an articulated bus doing 80km/hr around a bend...
by Westside
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 574275

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

As much as I like rail for sentimental value, the fact is that buses are more flexible and solve any complaints of congestion. The best solution in Adelaide is Bus Rapid Transit. I don't understand why it's rarely suggested. All the main roads should have BRT in the middle of the road, at least for...
by Westside
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 574275

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Yet the vending machine is centrally located under the shelter... :roll:
by Westside
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 574275

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Sounds plausible but how much demand is there for Henley Beach all year round. Also to get from airport to city and vice versa will take a long time. I think more a high speed express train direct from airport to city is the best option (possibly underground.) What? Why? How quick do you need the j...
by Westside
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 574275

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

I would like to see the money spent elsewhere like grade separating the intersection of Elder Smith Road and Salisbury Highway or upgrading Bridge Road (bus stop bays, median between McIntyre Road and Smith Road, traffic light at intersection of Wynn Vale Drive) or putting in traffic lights at Hayd...
by Westside
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: After the North South Corridor..
Replies: 15
Views: 4866

Re: After the North South Corridor..

Bring back the 340, make it express and increase frequency. That should get some traffic off TH Rd!
by Westside
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Redesigned Bus Routes Post-Flinders Extension
Replies: 4
Views: 1341

Re: Redesigned Bus Routes Post-Flinders Extension

Yeah, the 702 could do with a few intersection upgrades to traffic lights to be viable. Potentially, you could just have the 702 run the current 722 and route the 726 to cover the 743/4 route from Majorca all the way around... I guess in response to the rationale behind the changes. The idea is to p...
by Westside
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4331
Views: 574275

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Given the indirect nature of the train line (heading northeast, before heading southeast), and the fact that it doesn't follow main roads means any bus replacement, even an express one, will suffer a slower passenger journey. So it wouldn't be an easy fix to simply replace with a bus. Not impossible...
by Westside
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4017
Views: 569640

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

So my comment was very much tongue in cheek, but my original point remains the same. There seems to be an opinion that having a freeway system is a must. My comment is that we need to break that assertion. London wouldn't dream of building a freeway through its core and instead has a multitude of pu...
by Westside
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4017
Views: 569640

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

aceman wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:43 pm
a city with the size and population of adelaide needs a north south non stop motorway at the very minimum. we are the only mainland capital city without one and have fallen well behind.
London does fine without one. 😉
by Westside
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4017
Views: 569640

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

What is all this obsession with having to build freeways everywhere to cater for autonomous single occupant vehicles? As automation becomes the norm for cars it'll also become the norm for mass transit (and is actually far more advanced already). So unlike what happened the invention of the car, whe...
by Westside
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line
Replies: 222
Views: 33638

[PRO] Re: Port Adelaide Dock Spur Line

So disappointing. Even at $40M, it's still small potatoes (although it should be a pretty fancy development for that price). The benefits of this project are surely greater than any of the intersection upgrades that benefit a handful of single-occupant vehicles. And it plays into their own mantra of...