An interesting discussion! Now that I think about it, the word 'motorway' has some kind of quaint English feel to it which conjures up pottering along a road in the countryside in an open top Morgan or something. 'Freeway' on the other hand definitely (in the Adelaide mindset) conjures up associations like 'Los Angeles' and 'MATS plan'.claybro wrote:Yes the various definitions of the words have previously been discussed at length on here, but I do believe the word "freeway" has been deliberately avoided in Adelaide due to its negative connotation in the urban context in Adelaides conservative mindset. The result however of denying it is in fact a freeway, lead people to believe it should be accessible and able to be crossed at all points along the route. It would appear however that they are achieving the miracle of a freeway by stealth, and not before time.
While there is still much to be done on the NS Corridor, I'm actually amazed this thing is coming together at the speed it is given all the built in barriers to these developments - financial of course but just as much the political. For me it's up there with the desal plant and 'unlimited except for airport limit' building heights in the CBD as things I honestly didn't think Adelaide would see anytime before 2050.
I'm just hoping the planning on the two (expensive and complex) Anzac highway connecting sections is progressing because with the potential tanking of the state, national and global economies it is entirely possible there could be another big round of federal stimulus on the cards - we need as a state to be ready to go with some big plans.