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by bdm
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4178
Views: 609627

Re: U/C: Electrification & Upgrade of the Adelaide Rail Network

If this does ever happen (which I can't see happening for many years or decades yet) they can reroute the freight line and use the double track. Isn't that Steven Marshall's long-term intent? Trains from Melbourne would turn north near Monarto, then cross the ranges near the Sturt Highway and enter...
by bdm
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: O-Bahn
Replies: 1465
Views: 231776

Re: News & Discussion: O-Bahn

ml69 wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:10 pm
Why do we need bike lanes on East Tce? Surely the proposed Frome St bikeway which runs parallel to East Tce 300m away is sufficient?
Because city workers riding home to the eastern suburbs will ride along Grenfell Street, to East Terrace, to Rundle Road, as I did daily when I lived in St Morris.
by bdm
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1233
Views: 182463

Re: News & Discussion: Road Issues & Traffic Congestion

I don't think I've ever read such irrational anti-cyclist words before. Perhaps my own circumstances might help here. I live approximately 6km from the city, and own one car (a 4WD!) and one bicycle. I pay motor rego, and earning a median income, pay my fair share of taxes. Every work day my car sit...
by bdm
Fri Dec 18, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4257
Views: 636224

[U/C] Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

An even better option would be to drop another $100-200m and just connect the Superway to T2T. There would have to be efficiencies. Save money in the long term. How do you know it's only going to cost 100-200 million to do that? I don't! It's a guess. But my basic point is this--if for only (propor...
by bdm
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] North-South Motorway
Replies: 4257
Views: 636224

[U/C] Re: News & Discussion: South Road / North-South Corridor

An even better option would be to drop another $100-200m and just connect the Superway to T2T. There would have to be efficiencies. Save money in the long term.
by bdm
Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office
Replies: 1842
Views: 291932

[COM] Re: COM: Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office

Going for a tour of this bad boy on Wednesday. Will be interesting to see if it's as nice in person as all of the posed photos suggest. Still dont know what it'd be like working with 'hotdesks' :? I work at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on the 11th floor (8 for us). Hotdesks are excellent. You sit wher...
by bdm
Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [COM] Rundle Place | 76m | 15lvls | Retail & Office
Replies: 1842
Views: 291932

[COM] Re: U/C: Rundle Place Ben/Adel Bank, Harris Scarfe, Coles 76

The bank moves in December 2013 but the office tower itself should be finished by February 2013 ready for fit-out.
by bdm
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 379
Views: 103029

Re: Cycling around Adelaide

Big agreeance with Omicron--riding (even within a bike lane) on a busy road is dangerous for all the reasons stated. I'd love to see the govt. establish roads for cyclists, trams and pedestrians -- building bike lanes, closing or restricting vehicle access, and throwing tram tracks down, combined wi...
by bdm
Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:01 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Split from Port Adelaide Tram thread
Replies: 9
Views: 1840

Re: #PRO: Port Adelaide Tram | #COM: Entertainment Centre Tr

I really wonder if they inspect or audit just how these construction companies are run, and their efficiency in regards to how our money is spent. you shouldn't blame the construction companies, they are only playing the game under labour rules. taxpayers never get good value for money with labour ...
by bdm
Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Cycling
Replies: 379
Views: 103029

Re: Cycling around Adelaide

Adelaide's cycle lanes are indeed shocking -- I've been hit twice in the last year. I don't know why just a small amount of expenditure cannot be moved from car-based development to bike-based. Every bike on the road means one less car there clogging up traffic, less pollution, a healthier populatio...
by bdm
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1233
Views: 182463

Re: South Road Upgrade

You bring up an odd example of someone who lives in Port Adelaide but works in the Hills (I know someone who did the opposite). If a freeway is built it acts as a gigantic subsidy to his commute, making a journey that be unprofitable, profitable. It subsidises sprawl and this kind of activity. If yo...
by bdm
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] South Road Superway | $842m | 3km
Replies: 1717
Views: 364811

[COM] Re: South Road Upgrade

Selfish? The government completely destroyed their property rights through the creation of this underpass and therefore compensation should be paid if it goes ahead. What if someone opened an airport next door to your house? You'd tell them to get stuffed. What if a new one opened some distance away...
by bdm
Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Buses
Replies: 717
Views: 130838

Re: New OBahn artic?

Surely it cannot be too hard to invest a bit of money refurbishing the old arcs. They're beasts. They were beasts in the 70s and they're beasts now. A bit of touching up and they'll live.
by bdm
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 836
Views: 133414

[COM] Re: Oaklands Park Interchange

The ped gates are an absolutely and utterly stupid waste of money and time. And when some 13-year old gets hit by a train after school because he ran through the open gates, guess who will probably be complaining about the unsafe pedestrian crossing? Not me! The government seems to spend a lot of m...
by bdm
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [COM] Oaklands Crossing | $174m
Replies: 836
Views: 133414

[COM] Re: Oaklands Park Interchange

There is a real problem here. I got off a city bound train to cross the tracks to catch a bus to Flinders, but both the pedestrian and traffic gates stayed down for (not kidding) around five minutes. No trains were coming. The 'emergency exit' gates can simply be pushed open so that's what I did! Th...