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by mshagg
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1851
Views: 271349

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

At the moment it isn't being run in the interests of people, its being run in the interests of it's staff. And how much of the department's budget is spent on auditing, middle management busywork, "white ribbon compliance", LGBQTI, Indigenous, and other "non-core" activities? These things will all ...
by mshagg
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1851
Views: 271349

Re: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy

The assets, fares, and service frequency decisions all remain in the state's hand. It's disingenuous to suggest the operator's financial goals, and therefore contractual financial obligations, have no influence on pricing and service delivery. The State Government certainly isn't doing this to incr...
by mshagg
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3595
Views: 568211

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

ml69 wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:58 am
How can ACC not see this coming?
They probably do, and why I wonder if it's a crafty strategy to finally kill the thing entirely.
by mshagg
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3130
Views: 577564

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

(and that doesn't even require going for the more compact formats you can find in some European cities) I love the self serve express coles/woolies/independents in Melbourne (I assume they have them north of the border too) although I'm not sure if Aldi has a comparable format anywhere in Aus. Even...
by mshagg
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3595
Views: 568211

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

I guess the only other available option to make this work is turning it into a one way st. Given you cant even traverse waymouth st from west to east (without detouring around light sq).
by mshagg
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3595
Views: 568211

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

I understand they've reached some in-principle decision to focus on Pirie/Waymouth. Does seem like an attempt to give it the kiss of death. If they're citing concerns with "changes to traffic and parking arrangements (which) will cause concern to some members of the community" on wide streets like f...
by mshagg
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4398
Views: 592295

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Not really. If you had a right turn arrow cycle that was tram activated, the right arrow would turn green and any cars in front of the tram would clear off out of the way. This is pretty easy to program into traffic light controllers these days. And if there's trams approaching from either directio...
by mshagg
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4398
Views: 592295

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

If the commercial genius' that make up the base of ACC's "ratepayers" (most of whom, I would submit, are actually landlords and not the people running the businesses) cant appreciate the value of vastly improved tram services running past their door step, there's very little hope for them. ACC: "The...
by mshagg
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1215
Views: 172038

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

A hundred million bucks for some terminating lanes on Portrush road? Literally spaces for people to park their cars while waiting at red lights?
by mshagg
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3595
Views: 568211

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

:wallbash: ? What's wrong with this idea? Sure, it might bring more cars into the city, but until private vehicles are matched with adequate/reliable public transport, I don't think we can expect people to go without. And this is coming from someone who rides a bike, rides on PT and wants to see an...
by mshagg
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council
Replies: 3595
Views: 568211

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide City Council

Lol, welcome to the new ACC, where improving accessibility is code for free parking. Clearly ahead of the curve because I thought every other city in the world moved away from making private motor vehicles the focal point of transport. https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/city/lord-mayor-sandy-v...
by mshagg
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What other areas should host the Tour Down Under?
Replies: 11
Views: 2066

Re: What other areas should host the Tour Down Under?

Don't forget that each stage needs 2 sprint zones and 1 King of the Mountain with a significant enough gradient on the route up the hill. The sprints can be pretty much any where that a town has a roughly flat main street - not much shortage of them in SA. Are there detailed rules for a KOM? Presum...
by mshagg
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] Adelaide Oval Hotel
Replies: 488
Views: 50782

[APP] Re: Adelaide Oval Hotel

So what? A bank could still take mortgage over the crown lease. Weak excuse for the mismanagement of tax payer funds. the lease/land in question is the actual Adelaide Oval, what exactly should they take up as collateral? It's only mismanagement if the project fails, otherwise I guess that the dire...
by mshagg
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Bowden TOD
Replies: 477
Views: 156992

Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

In semi-related news, they've started installing signals for the pedestrian crossing over Park Tce to the skate park (between Fourth and Fifth Streets). Yes noticed the signals going up - far from an ideal solution, but I guess it is what it is. I wonder if the crossing will be activated along with...
by mshagg
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Bowden TOD
Replies: 477
Views: 156992

Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

Rode my bike over to bowden to have a look around the markets today. You know for a development centered around active forms of transport, it's one of the more egregious displays of car park chaos I've seen in some time. I was also taken back by the sheer volume of car parking provided and only a sm...