News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#571 Post by SRW » Fri May 17, 2019 10:26 am

All the same, it'd be nice to see a green wall or lighting feature overlaid to jive up Gawler Place.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#572 Post by Norman » Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:48 pm

Some photos from Gawler Place last week

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#573 Post by Joelmark » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:43 pm

From the discussion on the SkyCity upgrade thread about Bank Street laneway, the missing tree was vandalised and will be replaced within the next fortnight. Credit to the City Council for replying so quickly.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#574 Post by AndyWelsh » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:26 pm

From today on Gresham Street, just off Hindley Street:

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#575 Post by SRW » Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:32 pm

Does anyone actually know the design plans for Gresham Street? They've been digging it up on and off for what seems like a year now, and the only work that appears to have been done is underground services upgrades. Perhaps the work in Andy's photo new drainage to enable kerb removal? Hopefully followed by paving rather than asphalt?
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#576 Post by AndyWelsh » Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:09 pm

SRW wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:32 pm
Does anyone actually know the design plans for Gresham Street? They've been digging it up on and off for what seems like a year now, and the only work that appears to have been done is underground services upgrades. Perhaps the work in Andy's photo new drainage to enable kerb removal? Hopefully followed by paving rather than asphalt?
I'm not sure what is happening with it either, but agree it's taking them absolutely ages.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#577 Post by HeapsGood » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:00 am

taking ages? That's like Topham mall 2.0
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#578 Post by AndyWelsh » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:04 pm

From today - New lights and drainage

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#579 Post by Joelmark » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:59 pm

Cheers Andy for these pictures - is there any sign of tree pits for some greening?

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#580 Post by Llessur2002 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:43 am

Time for the biannual announcement of vague plans to upgrade Hindley Street...
Laneway closures and a 30km/h speed limit to improve Hindley St

Just days after another violent bashing on Hindley St, Adelaide City Council discuss plans for more taxi ranks, closing Bank and Rosina streets to traffic and reducing speed limits to make the street safer.

A trial to reduce the speed limit on Hindley St to 30km/h and closing Bank and Rosina streets to cars on Friday and Saturday nights are part of a plan by the Adelaide City Council to make Hindley St safer.

The plan comes just days after a critical assault on Sunday morning where a police officer found a man unconscious with head injuries at a Hindley St car park.

Adelaide City Council is spending more than $280,000 to upgrade the road between King William Rd and Morphett St, and also exploring better drop off and pick up points for Uber and taxi drivers.

The committee also welcomed plans for more landscaping and improvements to business shopfronts.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said an increase in pedestrians was among the reasons to close Bank St to traffic.

“It is a shared-use road, but it was just getting a little dangerous on some nights,” Ms Verschoor said.

“It will help people move through the city and feel safe between the riverbank and the market.”

SAPOL Eastern District Police Supt Craig Wall said police supported the improvements.

“Greater and easier access to taxis and public transport, in addition to improving lighting as well as safe public toilets are other areas SAPOL see as a priority,” Supt Wall said.

He also supported more landscaping along the strip, which the council had budgeted $50,000 towards.

“Police also agree that the greening of Hindley St and more displays of public artwork, in addition to a street cleansing/cleaning program, will improve the appearance and convenience of Hindley St for both day and night activity,” Supt Wall said.

The further projects will go before the council for approval next week.

The West End Traders Association was contacted for comment.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#581 Post by Mpol03 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:20 am

Lol too true hey.

I feel Hindley has the potential to be one of the most vibrant strips. It has a nice grunge factor to it and now with all the one ways, it could be very bohemian given a little bit of foresight.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#582 Post by SRW » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:43 pm

I'm not sure what roughly $300,000 in streetscape and landscape upgrades will do, but I'm glad it's not another Main Street spendathon to placate precinct lobbies. Hopefully they can just repair the existing paving (much it is cracked, unlevelled or missing - largely thanks to thoughtless NBN and gas line workers) and add some trees / better lighting. North Tce needs repairs too while they're at it. In terms of complete upgrades, Pirie, Flinders and the remainder of Gawler are higher priorities to me - they're all rubbish concrete and asphalt with zero trees.

(Obviously, Grenfell and Currie need huge work too, but I sympathise with the council that the state should co-fund).
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#583 Post by claybro » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:33 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:43 am
Time for the biannual announcement of vague plans to upgrade Hindley Street...
Laneway closures and a 30km/h speed limit to improve Hindley St

Just days after another violent bashing on Hindley St, Adelaide City Council discuss plans for more taxi ranks, closing Bank and Rosina streets to traffic and reducing speed limits to make the street safer.

A trial to reduce the speed limit on Hindley St to 30km/h and closing Bank and Rosina streets to cars on Friday and Saturday nights are part of a plan by the Adelaide City Council to make Hindley St safer.

The plan comes just days after a critical assault on Sunday morning where a police officer found a man unconscious with head injuries at a Hindley St car park.

Adelaide City Council is spending more than $280,000 to upgrade the road between King William Rd and Morphett St, and also exploring better drop off and pick up points for Uber and taxi drivers.

The committee also welcomed plans for more landscaping and improvements to business shopfronts.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said an increase in pedestrians was among the reasons to close Bank St to traffic.

“It is a shared-use road, but it was just getting a little dangerous on some nights,” Ms Verschoor said.

“It will help people move through the city and feel safe between the riverbank and the market.”

SAPOL Eastern District Police Supt Craig Wall said police supported the improvements.

“Greater and easier access to taxis and public transport, in addition to improving lighting as well as safe public toilets are other areas SAPOL see as a priority,” Supt Wall said.

He also supported more landscaping along the strip, which the council had budgeted $50,000 towards.

“Police also agree that the greening of Hindley St and more displays of public artwork, in addition to a street cleansing/cleaning program, will improve the appearance and convenience of Hindley St for both day and night activity,” Supt Wall said.

The further projects will go before the council for approval next week.

The West End Traders Association was contacted for comment.
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"after another violent bashing police support plans to upgrade Hindley Street"
I wish they would stop amalgamating these issues. Homelessness, drug addiction and violent crimes are NOT committed because people don't like the street. The meth scourge needs far more thrown at it, there needs to be proper comprehensive support for the homeless, not just shelter, and there needs to be a legal compulsion to detain people for aggressive loitering, begging and antisocial behaviour. The police should look after policing and be given the powers to do it-not social work, the government should put the social programs in place, and the council should look after upgrading the street. Too much buck passing, by too many fingers in other departments pies.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#584 Post by gnrc_louis » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:17 pm

claybro wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:33 pm
Llessur2002 wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:43 am
Time for the biannual announcement of vague plans to upgrade Hindley Street...
Laneway closures and a 30km/h speed limit to improve Hindley St

Just days after another violent bashing on Hindley St, Adelaide City Council discuss plans for more taxi ranks, closing Bank and Rosina streets to traffic and reducing speed limits to make the street safer.

A trial to reduce the speed limit on Hindley St to 30km/h and closing Bank and Rosina streets to cars on Friday and Saturday nights are part of a plan by the Adelaide City Council to make Hindley St safer.

The plan comes just days after a critical assault on Sunday morning where a police officer found a man unconscious with head injuries at a Hindley St car park.

Adelaide City Council is spending more than $280,000 to upgrade the road between King William Rd and Morphett St, and also exploring better drop off and pick up points for Uber and taxi drivers.

The committee also welcomed plans for more landscaping and improvements to business shopfronts.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor said an increase in pedestrians was among the reasons to close Bank St to traffic.

“It is a shared-use road, but it was just getting a little dangerous on some nights,” Ms Verschoor said.

“It will help people move through the city and feel safe between the riverbank and the market.”

SAPOL Eastern District Police Supt Craig Wall said police supported the improvements.

“Greater and easier access to taxis and public transport, in addition to improving lighting as well as safe public toilets are other areas SAPOL see as a priority,” Supt Wall said.

He also supported more landscaping along the strip, which the council had budgeted $50,000 towards.

“Police also agree that the greening of Hindley St and more displays of public artwork, in addition to a street cleansing/cleaning program, will improve the appearance and convenience of Hindley St for both day and night activity,” Supt Wall said.

The further projects will go before the council for approval next week.

The West End Traders Association was contacted for comment.
From: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenge ... b271020266
"after another violent bashing police support plans to upgrade Hindley Street"
I wish they would stop amalgamating these issues. Homelessness, drug addiction and violent crimes are NOT committed because people don't like the street. The meth scourge needs far more thrown at it, there needs to be proper comprehensive support for the homeless, not just shelter, and there needs to be a legal compulsion to detain people for aggressive loitering, begging and antisocial behaviour. The police should look after policing and be given the powers to do it-not social work, the government should put the social programs in place, and the council should look after upgrading the street. Too much buck passing, by too many fingers in other departments pies.

There’s a reasonable amount of government resources and media campaigning on meth. Alcohol (which is also a major cause of violence on Hindley St) on the other hand is still widely promoted at sporting events etc, and not as frequently discussed in a negative manner as it should be.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#585 Post by Joelmark » Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:09 pm

I emailed the Council about the full Gresham St plans. From what I can interpret, they will be reconstructing the kerbing, adding a minor amount of granite paving here and there along with bitumen (a bit like the Hindley St West works or Peel St I guess) and also upgrading the planter boxes. As on Andy Welsh's pics the SmartPole lighting is already place. No new street trees though. Overall a modest improvement.

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