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by bits
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1315
Views: 248051

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Not with more modern cul-de-sacs it doesn't. Historically there were more alleyways that allowed cutting through, but due to security concerns many have closed over years and new developments rarely include them, meaning the walking routes are basically the same as driving routes. If we pick on the...
by bits
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1315
Views: 248051

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

The O-Bahn is the most heavily patronised public transport service in Adelaide, yes. As it stands it appears the north east actually has the lowest car dependency, most there use public transport or bikeways. With more parks, schools, malls and supermarkets than other areas NE residents are likely ...
by bits
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1315
Views: 248051

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic


ChillyPhilly wrote: Unfortunately due to the nature of the northeast suburbs being a cul-de-sac ridden hell, car dependency will remain high.
North East suburbs has highest public transport use.
by bits
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail
Replies: 43
Views: 26269

Re: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail

Competition on North East Road is amazing. The area is one of the most consistent low price fuel areas.
10-40c lower than the general fuel price everywhere else everyday.
by bits
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Why all the netball courts?
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

Re: Why all the netball courts?

For water tanks you may be thinking of this old tank (heritage listed?): https://maps.app.goo.gl/cqfgHpmbzwvNo95H8 Netball clearly moved from the west to the east side of Anzac Hwy with new courts. The old courts I have seen used for storage or training by various organisations such as ambulances et...
by bits
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 407
Views: 126048

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

Why have stupid bike lanes which drive everyone crazy, we need better roads for cars, trains and trams. Money can spent a lot better investing in this, roads are for cars not Tour De France wannabes Why not better roads for horse and carts? Let's get these roads back to what they were built for rig...
by bits
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Pole Replacement North Terrace
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Pole Replacement North Terrace

I thought the poles were bent during installation of the overhead cables, not years later.
Possible during install single poles were holding extra load temporarily until cables were affixed to more poles.
by bits
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2621

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

Aidan is surely right, the creek space is tiny and not suitable. You build on Sir Donald Bradman or Richmond Roads.

While we talk about airport access can I ask how and why did Airport Road between Sir Donald Bradman and Henley Beach roads come to exist?
A big wide road to basically nowhere.
by bits
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5045
Views: 956950

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


Simmos083 wrote:Buses are the issue, they are slow and clog up main roads around Adelaide and the CBD.
Melbourne also has an extensive tram network which runs mostly on the roads. Are they clogging up the roads but generating much of the PT usage?
by bits
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Petrol Station Owners
Replies: 101
Views: 32896

Re: Petrol Station Owners

6 pump locations in a fairly large facility. Petrol prices listed at the bottom of the sign. Petrol is part of their offer, it is not their only offer. These are not petrol stations with a pie warmer. They are convenience stores with petrol. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201115/b1a1ec2741a91761...
by bits
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5045
Views: 956950

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

What's more Australian than using a description to name something?
Red belly black snake, red back spider, bottleshop, etc.
by bits
Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1516
Views: 275983

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn


SBD wrote: There may even be space for a second bus to line up behind the one at the stop.
Grenfell Street is a bus park during peak times.
1 or 2 bus lengths of space is not enough, you need 2 lanes in both directions just for buses. A third lane in both directions that cars and buses can use.
by bits
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 856
Views: 219308

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Hydrogen vehicles would be a good use of the hydrogen.
by bits
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5045
Views: 956950

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

I would think the economics would add up but the story being told is that numbers don't add up. If its true then I suppose you can challenge the numbers but perhaps the numbers have been challenge several times already. Worst road network? Easier navigation, lower congestion, no toll roads.. Works f...
by bits
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5045
Views: 956950

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

So basically you are saying the Govt will give with one hand if it can get it back with another... at a later stage. 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 ...