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by bdm
Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] New Royal Adelaide Hospital | $2.1b
Replies: 1164
Views: 275311

[COM] Re: $1.7bn plan to build a new RAH

The public should vote on the new name. I don't care for courtesy, so I'll just state that I don't give a rats arse about Marjorie Jackson-Nelson. Not many other people do either. What is wrong with the RAH? Is Labor so rabidly republican that anything with 'Royal' must go? I really can't figure out...
by bdm
Fri Jun 08, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: PRO: Port Adelaide Tramline | $260m
Replies: 1597
Views: 190777

Re: #Proposal - $260m Tram Line Extension to Port

Why would we replace a heavy rail line? This proposal is a delusional trip for trendies and port parochials. Why not upgrade the heavy rail line, upgrade the stations, and promote dense development around them? Would make a lot more sense than this idiocy. There's lots of places for new stations/apa...
by bdm
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] New Royal Adelaide Hospital | $2.1b
Replies: 1164
Views: 275311

[COM] Re: $1.5bn plan to build a new RAH

Agreed. I like the idea of a new hospital, but the railway yards site (assuming it takes up a significant proportion of the land) is just a waste.

And if it's low-rise then it's going to be a hell of a waste of space.
by bdm
Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Achieves 1.0% Population Growth
Replies: 14
Views: 1202

Re: SA Achieves 1.0% Population Growth

We are not there yet, but nonetheless it is good to see improvement in our figures.

That's the way I'd see it, anyway. That things are getting better, but there's still lots of room for improvement.

So it's a positive thing.
by bdm
Thu May 31, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Public Transport Service & Policy
Replies: 1859
Views: 287791

Re: Ticketing System

Should have a smart card like a SIM card (but bigger). You can either choose "plan" or "prepaid"!

Would work well I would think.
by bdm
Mon May 28, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4226
Views: 616794

That's the freeway part of it. It doesn't mention the rail upgrades, grade separations, KWS subway, electrification, etc.
by bdm
Mon May 28, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] South Road Superway | $842m | 3km
Replies: 1717
Views: 365625

[COM]

The thing about over/underpasses is that they don't actually alleviate traffic. They just let it move somewhere else faster. There's nowhere new for it to go.

Freeways give new road for cars to drive on.
PT gets cars off the road!
by bdm
Mon May 28, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4226
Views: 616794

All they need to do is find the 1962 MATS plan for public transport and copy it, and tada--they'll be alright.

35 years late.
by bdm
Fri May 25, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] South Road Superway | $842m | 3km
Replies: 1717
Views: 365625

[COM]

Build a southern O-Bahn, and get people out of cars and into good PT.
by bdm
Thu May 24, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] South Road Superway | $842m | 3km
Replies: 1717
Views: 365625

[COM]

The Sydney Harbour Bridge, I think, has eight lanes? Of these, one lane carries more people across it than all the other lanes combined--the bus lane. PT needs to be upgraded. These road upgrades are stupid considering that this money could go towards light rail, more buses, or an overhaul of our tr...
by bdm
Thu May 24, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] New Royal Adelaide Hospital | $2.1b
Replies: 1164
Views: 275311

[COM]

Wow, bravo to our idiot newspaper (I can't explain how much I detest the Advertiser), whose entire story is based on a unscientific online pool.
by bdm
Thu May 24, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] New Royal Adelaide Hospital | $2.1b
Replies: 1164
Views: 275311

[COM]

The railway yards should be for a uni campus or an entertainment precinct.

What a waste to put a hospital there.

Why don't they just upgrade the present site with a beautiful new RAH tower? The buildings are the problem, not the location.
by bdm
Mon May 21, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: About SA's previous debt!!
Replies: 36
Views: 4184

The state bank got out of control, investing where it shouldnt've been, when a depression came--bam! All of "our" money went bye-bye, and to ensure that South Australians hadn't lost their cash, the govt. borrowed mass amounts from overseas at high interest rates.
by bdm
Mon May 14, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: my freeway plan
Replies: 5
Views: 1283

Image

MATS plan.
by bdm
Tue May 08, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Regular rail service to and from Murray Bridge/Tailem Bend
Replies: 14
Views: 3094

Not yet. Why? When Murray Bridge is 70k or something, sure... but even then we've got a freeway which we can throw buses on easy.

The tunnels in the hills, the track, the infrastructure are not ready and to get them ready would cost too much.