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by SBD
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3261
Views: 569961

Re: Beer Garden

lol, called it long ago. Here it is now from the RAH director of orthopaedic trauma. Short version? Cyclists are morons. Cyclists’ bad judgment most common crash cause The majority of cyclists admitted to the RAH were in accidents that resulted from their own poor judgment - not bad drivers - a stu...
by SBD
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4778
Views: 920005

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Name a single public transport project that got delivered in the 1970s anywhere in the world. Car was king then. The O-Bahn was delivered in the 1980s so doesn't quite meet your question, but planning started in the 1970s. Several London Underground lines were extended or opened in the 1970s too. T...
by SBD
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 140
Views: 30984

[PRO] Re: [PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

The diesel fleet has been refurbished over the past few years including re-engining about 2 years ago for life extension. The main problem has been no spare diesel railcars to increase peak capacity on the Gawler line. If the Gawler electrification had happened before the Jumbos were retired in 201...
by SBD
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 140
Views: 30984

[PRO] Re: [PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

To be honest, with the amount of infill occurring in this area, Ovingham, Dudley Park and Islington should all get a makeover. Compared to the Seaford line, the Gawler line has seriously been neglected. I've thought this every single time I've been past these stations. They're all very under par. M...
by SBD
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5045
Views: 956722

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

Anyone would think it might be hard or something - it couldn't be done under a Labor government, and might not get done in the first term of a Liberal one either! When Labor left office they already had the Northern Connector and Darlington Upgrade well underway, Torrens to Torrens was nearing comp...
by SBD
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 688
Views: 170504

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

Once lines are lost they are much more expensive or outright impossible to bring back (see the example given above of the old line being cut for road works). It should be a given that a state which has wine and produce as so much of our national and international identity has an active train line r...
by SBD
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 288
Views: 95625

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

I hate fist world problems!! Seriously, 15 mins! get over it. I am going to have to wait 15 mins every week day for the next 18 months. So in total I am going to have to wait for about a month ! Just so that they can build a disgusting yellow building full of suicide boxes. May I suggest using Gren...
by SBD
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5045
Views: 956722

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

Bridge spans are in place (courtesy of Adelaide Now) Time to start counting down! This section is going to be finished this year and the government will still be scratching their heads over the final Torrens to Darlington section, the only section that they've needed to design and build themselves....
by SBD
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1315
Views: 247933

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Funnily enough, this is the perfect use for so-called trackless trams which are really just guided buses. Put the guide strips in the middle, and let the computers do the job of steering instead of those little wheels. The O-Bahn is over 40 years old. It's not unreasonable to expect a major renovat...
by SBD
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1315
Views: 247933

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Since the freeway is grade separated, we may as well make it an O-Bahn track. This idea has been discussed before: https://www.sensational-adelaide.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=6340 It's actually a really good idea. According to one source (which I can't verify, but sounds plausible), O-Bahn trac...
by SBD
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] 20 Toms Court | 49m | 14 Levels | Hotel
Replies: 88
Views: 30134

[COM] Re: 20 Toms Court | 49m | 14 Levels | Hotel

Actually that's not true. Most are returning "Australians". Only a tiny percentage are South Australians. 35000 people to bring home - only a few are South Aussies but we will still be accommodating travellers in medi hotels until everyone is home. All states are taking a share of returning travell...
by SBD
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1315
Views: 247933

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Property acquisitions in major intersection upgrade The Transport Department is embarking on a $35 million upgrade of the intersection of Glen Osmond and Fullarton roads, with a spokesperson telling InDaily two commercial properties are expected to be fully acquired, while up to another 18 will hav...
by SBD
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail
Replies: 43
Views: 26227

Re: News & Developments: Other Suburban Retail

According to Agostino Group website, the franchise owner for Carls Jr there are 3 sites planned to open soon. Main North Road (Elizabeth) Main North Road (Pooraka) Hampstead Road (Clearview) There is neither a fast food alley nor a service station fronting Main North Road in Elizabeth. I wonder whe...
by SBD
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 140
Views: 30984

[PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

PeFe wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:15 pm
Chuds?.......Que?
Google cites Wiktionary: Noun. chud (plural chuds) (US, slang) A gross, physically unappealing person.
by SBD
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [APP] 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade
Replies: 118
Views: 23122

[APP] Re: 52-66 King William Street | 65m | 15 Levels | Southern Cross Arcade

Application was lodged on the 23rd December for stage 1 - demolition so looks like this one is definitely going ahead and sooner rather than later although no tenants have closed up yet from what I can tell. Should permission to demolish a landmark site be permitted without being conditional on the...