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[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:12 am
by Hooligan
SBD wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:29 am

Permanent overhead signage has now been installed at

Traffic reports already talk about "queuing at the northern end of the North-South Motorway". I have assumed that means both Pym Street and Port River Expressway. If the new bit got the same name, it would include Clovelly Park as well and they could stop having to separately say Southern Expressway.
This has confused me also.

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:45 am
by bits

SBD wrote: Traffic reports already talk about "queuing at the northern end of the North-South Motorway".
Traffic reports are adverts that try to get your attention by pretending to include important information. They are not concerned with giving accurate or easy to understand info.
"Queuing at the northern end of the North-South Motorway"... Wow such insight, that is always true for all peak times. Just print out a sticker of that and put it on your dashboard and stop listening to the traffic advert.

Use a GPS system to get accurate traffic reports.

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:28 pm
by ChillyPhilly
bits wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:45 am
SBD wrote: Traffic reports already talk about "queuing at the northern end of the North-South Motorway".
Traffic reports are adverts that try to get your attention by pretending to include important information. They are not concerned with giving accurate or easy to understand info.
"Queuing at the northern end of the North-South Motorway"... Wow such insight, that is always true for all peak times. Just print out a sticker of that and put it on your dashboard and stop listening to the traffic advert.

Use a GPS system to get accurate traffic reports.
Or even better, use phone app Addinsight.

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:35 pm
by muzzamo
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Or even better, use phone app Addinsight.
Both options are vastly inferior to google maps. Google has several orders of magnitude more data than everyone else (it collects real time data from every android or google maps user), and a better ability to use it to forecast and capture real time traffic.

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:27 pm
by ChillyPhilly
Good point.

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 pm
by bits

muzzamo wrote: Both options are vastly inferior to google maps. Google
By GPS I did mean Google Maps or if you must, TomTom based services like Apple Maps.

If you use anything other than Google Maps you have junk traffic data ;)

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:03 pm
by Spotto
The Ayliffes Road bridge is open to traffic today. Quite nice. The trench is now South Road traffic only, the surface road also has access to South Road just before the bridge.

Can also confirm the trench is signed “Southern Expressway” at Ayliffes Road.

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:03 am
by ml69
bits wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 pm
muzzamo wrote: Both options are vastly inferior to google maps. Google
By GPS I did mean Google Maps or if you must, TomTom based services like Apple Maps.

If you use anything other than Google Maps you have junk traffic data ;)
So Google Maps real-time traffic data is better than Apple Maps? Just asking, I find Apple Maps real time traffic pretty reliable but never tried Google Maps

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:30 pm
by rev
Those brown poles at Port, Grange and Torrens Road intersections with the surface road...they're getting canopies put over them.
I believe that's why the LMW has been closed during nights while they work on installing them.

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:07 pm
by Spotto
rev wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Those brown poles at Port, Grange and Torrens Road intersections with the surface road...they're getting canopies put over them.
I believe that's why the LMW has been closed during nights while they work on installing them.
And the purpose of them is...? Pretty useless spot to have canopies :lol:

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:37 pm
by how good is he
Can only think to maybe stop any potential rock throwing?

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:04 pm
by rev
how good is he wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:37 pm
Can only think to maybe stop any potential rock throwing?
The screens to stop rock throwing around the Grange road intersection are already installed and are pretty...industrial.
Spotto wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:07 pm
rev wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:30 pm
Those brown poles at Port, Grange and Torrens Road intersections with the surface road...they're getting canopies put over them.
I believe that's why the LMW has been closed during nights while they work on installing them.
And the purpose of them is...? Pretty useless spot to have canopies :lol:
People waiting to cross the road will have cover I guess?

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:29 am
by ChillyPhilly
I doubt it's to prevent rock throwing - not sure there are many rocks around any of these intersections.

Hopefully they can at least be dressed with a bit of art, or better yet, turned into a green wall.

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:47 am
by Brucetiki
ChillyPhilly wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:29 am
I doubt it's to prevent rock throwing - not sure there are many rocks around any of these intersections.

Hopefully they can at least be dressed with a bit of art, or better yet, turned into a green wall.
Maybe not rocks, but people could throw themselves from the bridges.

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:53 am
by muzzamo
ml69 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:03 am
bits wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:13 pm
muzzamo wrote: Both options are vastly inferior to google maps. Google
By GPS I did mean Google Maps or if you must, TomTom based services like Apple Maps.

If you use anything other than Google Maps you have junk traffic data ;)
So Google Maps real-time traffic data is better than Apple Maps? Just asking, I find Apple Maps real time traffic pretty reliable but never tried Google Maps
Yep - whoever has the most raw data as well as the ability to use it meaningful (data scientists etc) will win this battle by a significant margin. Google has copious amounts of both.