The park across Park Tce in the Adelaide City Council, whilst maintained by ACC, was paid for by RenewalSA. The community garden is open to North Adelaide residents as well as those in Bowden. Public toilets are available at Plant 4 (one accessible from the outside), and there are already three parks also within the development area (with at least two more large ones to come).Bob wrote: ↑Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:25 am
Bowden – the so call wonderful urban design masterpiece of urban renewal. Well is reality it has far more vacant land with weeds growing out of it than new buildings. Once the area was another bustling hub of productivity – now it is a wasteland. Tram& train stops next to it, yet car parking congests the streets, everyone still driving – that’s a fail. Have you been to Plant 4? What a joke – a convenience store for the supermarket and a few hipster outlets. The Adelaide City Council had to build facilities at tis expense on the nearby parklands so these new residents had somewhere to play court sports, skate, ride bikes, garden and now the demand of new public toilets – yet the Bowden development is n Charles Sturt Council? Why didn’t the development include these things? Then let’s put a pedestrian crossing on the main ring road so every time someone needs to take their kid across the road to play in the ACC provide facilities they stop all 6 lanes of heavy traffic - the grade separation of the rail line was done to stop this kind of thing, now it’s reintroduced. If Bowden was such a wonderful urban design success, then why can’t they create the demand to fill it after all these years? Maybe not many people want to live there in that area? I wonder why? Maybe the wasteland environment has something to do with it?
The signalised pedestrian crossing was always planned once the rail grade separation happened (it only didn't happen before to avoid having too many lights too close together). It's less for "every time someone needs to take their key across the road play", and more because of the soccer club.