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by claybro
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4874
Views: 938150

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I think it will probably end up a combination of the worse aspects of both. Marginal if any speed improvement, some minor tinkering with stations, with maybe 1 or 2 closures if that.. and some extra car parking. Outcome ... same system with new trains and a completely wasted oportunities just like S...
by claybro
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4874
Views: 938150

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Agree that before extension to Two Wells, Aldinga or wherever are even contemplated, we should at least have a plan for complete overhaul of all remaining stations, and electrification of OH. Further extending lines encourages lazy poorly designed urban sprawl. Modern integrated stations in higher d...
by claybro
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5078
Views: 972334

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Still not really sure why they didn't put Regency either over or under the motorway instead of the other way around. It would have required a narrower overpass, and would have taken away yet another undulation on the motorway.
by claybro
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 588
Views: 162459

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

We have to thank the doctor who decided to test a lady who presented at Emergency instead of to a COVID test station. We could be in a lot worse situation if it had gone another day or two before the first detection. It is beyond my comprehension why this Doctor has suddenly become a hero just beca...
by claybro
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5078
Views: 972334

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Why would we want more buses on a motorway? There are trains down south which are much faster then a bus to get into the city. We want to get Adelaide moving not slow it down. Motor Ways are for cars, we don’t need more buses in Adelaide to clog up our road system. Our road system is already clogge...
by claybro
Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5078
Views: 972334

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Does anyone really get sick from the undulations in T2T and Superway? The Southern Expressway has much bigger hills by following the topography. I don't know why they are on the Superway, but I imagine the trenches are easier to manage stormwater with a few places to pump out from. The Northern Con...
by claybro
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1516
Views: 279948

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

I suspect that there would be very few routes that are worth stringing wires for the entire length, so a battery of some kind would be needed. The size would be a function of how quickly it can receive top-up charges at a few powered stops or running under (over) wires in the city. Maybe the big fl...
by claybro
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 859
Views: 223065

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Negative Nancy strikes again. :applause: As of October 2020, nuclear power usage is increasing globally. There's over 50 reactors/plants being built at the moment in over a dozen countries. Plants are being upgraded and life cycles of plants being extended. Work on new types of reactors is continui...
by claybro
Thu Nov 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1516
Views: 279948

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

Not quite sure why everyone is so adverse to OH wires in Grenfel street, or any of the main roads the Obahn might traverse. Last time I was in Adelaide I have to say the tram overhead was barely noticeable, amongst a streetscape of high rise and advertising on buildings and assorted street signs and...
by claybro
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1516
Views: 279948

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

The bus stop appears to be the concrete pad, and the through lane weaves around the stops. There may even be space for a second bus to line up behind the one at the stop. The total road width looks wider than the Grenfell Street width (99ft/30m) though, which was allocated in the time of horses and...
by claybro
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1516
Views: 279948

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

I think a problem with that median setup is that it leaves less space for footpaths and overtaking lanes for buses when the goal should be to make it a more pleasant environment for pedestrians and a faster corridor for public transport. The bus stop appears to be the concrete pad, and the through ...
by claybro
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 588
Views: 162459

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

I'm still not in love with the building, but its is turning out better than I imagined-especially viewed from the angle of Andys photos. It is also creating the start of a nice little cluster on this corner, and if only the whole block on the other side on the Budget corner could get up, that would ...
by claybro
Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5078
Views: 972334

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

When the NS MW is completed, freight on the Melbourne-Perth freight corridor via Adelaide, (regardless if that freight is stopping in Adelaide or passing through), will take the shortest/fastest/most economical route, and that will be the 6KM stretch of Cross Road joining the SE FW to the new NS MW...
by claybro
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 1036
Views: 314977

[U/C] Re: SkyCity Adelaide Casino Expansion | 55m | 12 Levels | Hotel

Took this quickly yesterday. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201031/a17d0d5ab86f0b11688938db5cd1b8bf.jpg Thanks for the photo. Can't wait to get over there and see it in person. Not sure about the arch treatment, it looks a bit cheap, but I guess it might look different in reality? Also as I kee...
by claybro
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5078
Views: 972334

[U/C] Re: [U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

The Government exists for you. Governments should only take enough money to spend on things that net improve our lives. If the upgraded road would not give back what we put in, then why build it? I think the road would be great but a new hospital would also be great. Less taxes would be great. Subs...