News & Developments: Bowden TOD

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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#451 Post by Pistol » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:25 pm

Holy crap, we as a society have become so lazy that we can't walk 400m.
No wonder we are fat!

And there is a pedestrian crossing under the road with the train so it isn't 'all the way' down at Port Road
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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#452 Post by A-Town » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:50 pm

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I live jut off Greenhill Rd so can I please have a pedestrian crossing so I can go and play in the parklands?
Pretty sure they brought in a new pedestrian crossing on Greenhill Rd within the last couple of years, too.

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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#453 Post by Llessur2002 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:02 am

In this case there is a park - with tennis & basketball courts, children's play equipment, BBQ equipment, skate ramps and a cafe (at North Adelaide station) *directly* across the road from one of Adelaide's highest density residential areas and the main hub of the Bowden development. The park is essentially part of the Bowden development's back yard.

People (including children) are going to cross here regardless of whether there is a formal crossing or not. It makes sense to put one in so that they can cross safely. Ideally the original plan of an overpass should be implemented but anything is better than nothing.

An 800m round trip in the height of summer next to a sizzling bit of bitumen along a footpath with no trees is not an insignificant distance. Vehicular traffic is not the world's number one priority.

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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#454 Post by SBD » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:47 am

EBG wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:11 pm
I live jut off Greenhill Rd so can I please have a pedestrian crossing so I can go and play in the parklands?
There are three mid-block pedestrian-activated crossings on Greenhill Road opposite the South Parklands if I have counted correctly, as well as eight signalised intersections with pedestrian facilities. That's a range a bit over twice as long as Park Terrace that presently has three intersections, two underpasses, and the relatively new uncontrolled at-level crossing point that is proposed to have lights added. It seems they are about equally served. neither has the crossings evenly spaced.

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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#455 Post by Nathan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:58 am

Let's note that the signalised crossing is not ever intended to be the alternative to the overpass. The pedestrian overpass was to be along the train corridor, and has been implemented instead as the underpass. The signalised crossing is a seperate thing, and was always on the cards once the level crossing was removed, irregardless of an over/underpass at that location.

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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#456 Post by Llessur2002 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:04 pm

Nathan wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:58 am
Let's note that the signalised crossing is not ever intended to be the alternative to the overpass. The pedestrian overpass was to be along the train corridor, and has been implemented instead as the underpass. The signalised crossing is a seperate thing, and was always on the cards once the level crossing was removed, irregardless of an over/underpass at that location.
My mistake - I could have sworn I had seen plans for it almost directly opposite Plant 4 but I must be misremembering.

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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#457 Post by Nathan » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:13 pm

Here's some maps from the urban design guidelines. This particular copy is from 2014, but I think these maps were unchanged from earlier versions. At this point they were still anticipating the train line to be completely underground, with the pedestrian bridge in line with second street (above the train corridor), and a square at the second street/gibson st intersection. Seperate pedestrian crossing also marked between fourth and fifth streets, which is where it ended up.
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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#458 Post by EBG » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:52 pm

Update Picture 9/2/2019 work on double basements.
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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#459 Post by EBG » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:07 pm

2/3/2019 Work on this site is progressing from the eastern( Park Tce end). Some precast columns and walls have gone up. at the south west corner the temporary earth ramp is being excavated.
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Re: News & Developments: Bowden TOD

#460 Post by EBG » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:45 pm

some more pictures from today( 15/3/2019) looking from east (parklands side) to west.
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