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by ml69
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Events in South Australia
Topic: Illuminate Adelaide
Replies: 4
Views: 2010

Re: Illuminate Adelaide

...I've been saying for years we should have festivals going in winter as well... Well, winter is the best time of year for light shows. The nights are longer. Look at the Xmas lights in the Northern Hemisphere which we can't do here until after 9pm when shopping is all over and done. Let's hope th...
by ml69
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [VIS] New inner-city stadium
Replies: 148
Views: 18803

[VIS] Re: New inner-city stadium

What indoor sports are they going to use a full sized stadium for? The pitch is going to lift it self up to create a roof and enclosed arena? So there's then going to be moveable seating/stands to create say a tennis court or two? A basketball court/arena? How are they going to manage the schedulin...
by ml69
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 192109

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

It needs to happen. If Currie/Grenfell St changes to a bus only street, it would only need to be two lanes each way, so the footpaths could be widened. And plant trees on both widened footpaths, and plant a row of trees down the middle of the street to soak up bus noise and fumes. Really green it u...
by ml69
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]
Replies: 24
Views: 2326

Re: [PRO] St Peters Cathedral [$100 million]

I’d love to see a 2-storey cafe/bar/restaurant/function space in that glass Elder Jewel building. Give some reason for people to come to the riverbank at night. Also, I know they’re only artist impressions, but the sports arena appears to be about the size of a 7000-8000 capacity arena. It’s not a f...
by ml69
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 1025
Views: 192109

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses

Hampstead Road is a major freight route - I'm sure Botany Road is not. However, there are many roads in Adelaide that could benefit from this treatment. Having lived in both Sydney and Adelaide, I would say that Sydney is better at managing traffic on major roads. Firstly, there is very little on-s...
by ml69
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4859
Views: 848599

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

The local community through Thebarton and Mile End has already been mobilised, and at this stage at least there is bipartisan support from Labor and the LNP for a tunnel through the area. Any other option would unleash significant opposition, with or without it going anywhere near the Thebby. In my...
by ml69
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection
Replies: 9
Views: 12059

Re: Port Road West Lakes Boulevard Intersection

marbles wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:42 pm
the train should tunnel underneath :)
Won’t ever be done, because it’s not frequent enough to justify the expense.
by ml69
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands
Replies: 624
Views: 155111

Re: News & Discussion: Squares and Parklands

Are you referring to Waterworld, the outdoor facility not usable year round? Yes. Surely a roof, gym and spa is not worth $50 million. Also why must it be year round and with a roof. Where is the options of roof less? Cos you don’t want it closed for 7 months a year when the weather is too cold to ...
by ml69
Sun May 31, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 4859
Views: 848599

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

I read today that Sydney has nearly completed its 9km NorthConnex road tunnel (3+3 lanes) for a cost of $3 billion. This tunnel connects its M2 Motorway to the M1 Motorway so that you can now drive from Melbourne to Newcastle without encountering traffic lights .... impressive. We have secured fundi...
by ml69
Sat May 30, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4705
Views: 845782

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Norman wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:04 pm
NTRabbit wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 5:17 pm
I'd like for live GPS tracking of public transport to actually work for more than 1 in 40 vehicles
Really? I find they work 95% of the time.
Same
by ml69
Sat May 30, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 145-159 King William Street (GPO) | 61m | 16 Levels | Westin Hotel
Replies: 179
Views: 58884

[APP] Re: 145-159 King William Street (GPO) | 61m | 16 Levels | Westin Hotel

Ben wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 10:36 pm
Site works are about to start on this one.
Great news!
by ml69
Wed May 27, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4705
Views: 845782

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

I can't see what would be gained from a bus tunnel that can't be gained from a commuter mall on Grenfell/Currie? It'd be nice to think shifting transport underground would allow more space for pedestrians above, but you know it'd just be returned to cars. Surface level in Queen Street in Brisbane i...
by ml69
Fri May 22, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Create a Weekend Flower and Plants Market in the CBD
Replies: 4
Views: 3841

Re: Create a Weekend Flower and Plants Market in the CBD

If you have ever been to Taipei you probably heard of the 'Jian Guo Weekend Flower Market', it's a plants and flowers market that only works on the weekends, bringing in a lot of plant and flower producers to sell their products. Among the sellers you can also find people who sell pottery and other...
by ml69
Thu May 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4705
Views: 845782

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Surely the biggest factor that would increase usage would be building a CBD underground... if they're planning to do that in the next 30 years and planning to include links for the OH and Belair lines, then converting them to trams doesn't make any sense.... Yes Yes and Yes. The CBD underground rai...