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by SBD
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3452
Views: 460294

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I switched off at DPTI. If ever an organisation is holding back the state, its this disfunctional department. So the DPTI are dysfunctional for saving Adelaideans a buck or ten when driving the major arterials? What are you a capitalist? Depends on if you would condsider Adelaides major arterials a...
by SBD
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478914

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

Well unimpressed tonight. Waiting forever for a tram at the art gallery stop. The stop It filled up and emptied twice between trams it took that long. Needs far more frequency. An "unusual" special event loop should run as fast as possible, not wait for a timetable. I think traffic theory shows tha...
by SBD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 471
Views: 68356

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

The entire output of the Hornsdale wind farm is contracted to the ACT government. It makes sense for an NSW interconnector so that power doesn't have to be exported via Victoria. There are also several proposals for solar farms in that part of the mid-north. A new high-capacity transmission line wil...
by SBD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3452
Views: 460294

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

All future economic growth that leads to additional tax takes should also be excluded from being spent on those that didn't pay. Eg don't go using North-South Motorway growth money on regional roads or hospitals. If additional businesses join SA due to the more efficient road network make sure thos...
by SBD
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3452
Views: 460294

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

I think the fairest way to fund the state component of the N-S Motorway upgrade and CBD rail tunnel is a petrol and diesel levy on metropolitan Adelaide motorists (maybe 5c per litre), with funds raised by this levy to go 100% to funding the construction. This would be enshrined by state legislatio...
by SBD
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478914

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

In what way does this constitute a city loop? :? There are four trams chasing each other? What is the closest stop on this loop to the railway station, which would seem to be a key connection point in Mad March? A full loop takes an hour, with 24 minutes of that stopped at the three terminus points...
by SBD
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1646
Views: 266327

[COM] Re: Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m

Tunnel Wakefield - Grote Sts Stick to the original plan Sent from my SM-J730G using Tapatalk Which "original plan"? An 1839 plan shows it connected east-west but a large traffic island north-south so King William Street traffic had to go round the edges. In 1920 it had roads and trams in "plus-shap...
by SBD
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3452
Views: 460294

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

The question is if a toll operator funds these proposed tunnels [the last $5bn] would they accept only a toll on this section or would they want tolls on the whole 78km Motorway to help pay for it quicker? I think if its a toll only on the tunnels its acceptable as people will still have a choice t...
by SBD
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m
Replies: 1646
Views: 266327

[COM] Re: Victoria Square Upgrade - $24m

I wouldn't mind the Square being more open than what the masterplan entails, but I think it's vital for it to be 'squared' in order to maximise the relatively wasted pockets of park space that are surrounded by roads and also close Grote Street/Wakefield Street connection. Think, Tuileries Garden i...
by SBD
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3452
Views: 460294

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

If they did this as two separate projects ie 2 x 5 - 6 km tunnels, how long would a 5-6 km tunnel take to build? Are my thoughts of 2 years realistic? I know it's unlikely but if a magical $5bn appeared by the end 2021? The decline for the Carrapateena mine east of Woomera seems to be expected to t...
by SBD
Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3452
Views: 460294

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

Is that diagram implying there won't be an upgrade to the Cross Road / South Road intersection? Would be a great shame - desperately needs an upgrade which includes grade seperation of the train line And on that note, a single tunnel will not allow for access via Cross Road to the SE Freeway, as is...
by SBD
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3452
Views: 460294

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

No more trenches!, I know they're cheaper than tunnels but by the time you have service roads it requires a large width. https://www.google.com.au/maps/@43.7667459,-79.3537143,104m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en shows the Ontario 401 freeway near Toronto, a total of 14 lanes in 4 carriageways. At its widest p...
by SBD
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 3452
Views: 460294

[U/C] Re: North-South Motorway

SA Opposition transport spokesman Tom Koutsantonis said that timeline was set to be “blown out of the water”, and state Liberals had failed to secure the cash to deliver the build. Perhaps if that had bothered Mr Koutsantonis while he was in office, the plans and preliminary works would have been f...
by SBD
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 350
Views: 79853

Re: News & Discussion: Cycling

Thanks for that response, i wasn't intending to come across as having a crack at you so apologies. I've always looked at seatbelts and bike helmets the same way. Didn't know the stats, either but i guess in the short term, given the current infrastructure isn't it the better option to have them on?...
by SBD
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Trams
Replies: 4035
Views: 478914

Re: News & Discussion: Trams

It seems only North Adelaide seems likely in Marshall’s first 4 year term. He has said the tram to AO is a no brainer and I expect it to also stop at WCH & 88 O’Connell. The city loop should happen next but I would expect it to be in the next term or with the next govt. Its great to have the aspira...