News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#181 Post by Jaymz » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:36 pm

Nathan wrote:Very good news! I was expecting the rollout to be a slow burner as money is drip fed, so the fact they're going to just go the whole hog at once is a nice surprise.
Llessur2002 wrote:smiling man with coffee and newspaper, a 1940s ukulele player, the artist formerly known as Prince in a khaki onesie etc.
To be fair, some of the people they've snuck into the render are from Adelaide — not just dumped in from stock libraries.
............and not forgetting the Miami, Florida retiree on a levitating moped.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#182 Post by PeFe » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:45 pm

Interesting article from In Daily regarding Adelaide and Melbourne laneways.
Can Adelaide’s laneways rival those of Melbourne?

Melbourne is renowned for its vibrant laneway culture, but the party is just getting started in Adelaide and our variety of urban spaces offers many design advantages, writes landscape architect Tim O’Loan. He looks at the tale of two cities.

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Peter Allen said “everything old is new again”, and so it has been with Melbourne’s much-loved laneways over the 2000s. But are they really as interesting, fresh and engaging as they used to be, or has the sparkle faded?

Although based in Melbourne, I’ve travelled to Adelaide dozens of times over the past few years and am always intrigued to see a bit of colour and movement in the city’s laneways.

Full Article : http://indaily.com.au/opinion/2016/09/0 ... melbourne/

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#183 Post by Norman » Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:01 pm

The Market to Riverbank project will be done in stages, starting with Bank Street and snaking its way to the Market.

Bank Street: Jan 2017-Mar 2017
Leigh Street: Mar 2017-May 2017
Topham Mall: May 2017-Jul 2017
Bentham Street: Jul 2017-Aug 2017
Pitt Street: Aug 2017-Oct 2017

Gawler Place upgrade is not scheduled to start until March 2018, and should be completed by November 2018.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#184 Post by Joelmark » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:10 pm

Norman wrote:The Market to Riverbank project will be done in stages, starting with Bank Street and snaking its way to the Market.

Bank Street: Jan 2017-Mar 2017
Leigh Street: Mar 2017-May 2017
Topham Mall: May 2017-Jul 2017
Bentham Street: Jul 2017-Aug 2017
Pitt Street: Aug 2017-Oct 2017

Gawler Place upgrade is not scheduled to start until March 2018, and should be completed by November 2018.
Hi Norman,

How did you find the schedule? I've been googling this occasionally and cannot find anything except for the announcement that funds were committed in June this year. Many thanks.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#185 Post by Norman » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:17 pm

Joelmark wrote:
Norman wrote:The Market to Riverbank project will be done in stages, starting with Bank Street and snaking its way to the Market.

Bank Street: Jan 2017-Mar 2017
Leigh Street: Mar 2017-May 2017
Topham Mall: May 2017-Jul 2017
Bentham Street: Jul 2017-Aug 2017
Pitt Street: Aug 2017-Oct 2017

Gawler Place upgrade is not scheduled to start until March 2018, and should be completed by November 2018.
Hi Norman,

How did you find the schedule? I've been googling this occasionally and cannot find anything except for the announcement that funds were committed in June this year. Many thanks.
It's on the ACC website:
http://citypulse.adelaidecitycouncil.com

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#186 Post by crawf » Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:31 pm

Norman wrote:The Market to Riverbank project will be done in stages, starting with Bank Street and snaking its way to the Market.

Bank Street: Jan 2017-Mar 2017
Leigh Street: Mar 2017-May 2017
Topham Mall: May 2017-Jul 2017
Bentham Street: Jul 2017-Aug 2017
Pitt Street: Aug 2017-Oct 2017

Gawler Place upgrade is not scheduled to start until March 2018, and should be completed by November 2018.
Bring it on!, especially Bank Street. Absolute eyesore.

The current blank exterior of Her Majesty's Theatre on Pitt Street would make a perfect canvas for a stunning artwork.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#187 Post by Nort » Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:45 pm

I hear that Waymouth Place could get some nice usage going on if ACC approve turning it pedestrian.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#188 Post by PeFe » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:38 pm

From The ABC
Adelaide's Peel Street laneway a car-free small bars zone over summer

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Peel Street in the Adelaide CBD will be closed to traffic over summer weekends to help attract more people to an area that has become a small bars hub.

A previous trial almost two years ago achieved a 30 per cent rise in pedestrian traffic at times, and there were fewer issues between people and vehicles in the laneway, authorities said.

City of Adelaide Minister John Rau the latest trial might pave the way for more regular closures of Peel Street to vehicle traffic.

"If it goes well — and all of the people involved in it are positive about it — I can't see any reason we wouldn't extend it," he said.

Mr Rau said about 14 venues would be operating in the city lane by Christmas, when "a couple of years ago all you could find was tumbleweed".

"We're trying to make sure that this street continues to grow, continues to develop," he said.

Leigh Street, another city lane nearby, was permanently closed to traffic in mid-2012, and the State Government recently made $14.6 million available to upgrade it and several other CBD lanes in the area, from the Central Market to the Riverbank.

Full article : http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-02/p ... section=sa

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#189 Post by Norman » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:33 pm

Consultation on Bank Street has begun, with concept plans released the other day.

You can access them here:
http://yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com/Bank-St

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#190 Post by Kasey771 » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:11 am

Norman wrote:Consultation on Bank Street has begun, with concept plans released the other day.

You can access them here:
http://yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com/Bank-St
So its basically a road with a few trees in the middle of it? Gee I hope the speed limit is 10kph! (just over walking pace)
They finally pulled the trigger on Peel Street.
Are the ACC that petrified of offending the car lobby that they cant just go the whole hog and make it a pedestrian only street?
Big infrastructure investments are usually under-valued and & over-criticized while in the planning stage. It's much easier to envision the here and now costs and inconveniences, and far more difficult to imagine fully the eventual benefits.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#191 Post by Waewick » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:47 am

Kasey771 wrote:
Norman wrote:Consultation on Bank Street has begun, with concept plans released the other day.

You can access them here:
http://yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com/Bank-St
So its basically a road with a few trees in the middle of it? Gee I hope the speed limit is 10kph! (just over walking pace)
They finally pulled the trigger on Peel Street.
Are the ACC that petrified of offending the car lobby that they cant just go the whole hog and make it a pedestrian only street?
In Adelaide there is a process.

1.announce progressive policy
2.deal with outcry from conservatives or people don't see a benefit directly to them.
3.scale back progressive idea to keep critics happy
4.roll out scaled down plan
5.once critics use prgressive idea and see how good it is, cop critisicm for not doing it properly in the first time
6.propose going ahead will full progressive policy
7.get hounded down for excessive consultation and wasting time.
8.roll out progressive policy.


In the case of the ACC and bikes they usually have a couple more steps
4.1 get indpedent review to confirm their plan
4.2 get another review if it disagrees with twhat they are considering
4.3 ignore review and do what they want anyway.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#192 Post by Kasey771 » Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:50 am

Waewick wrote:
Kasey771 wrote:
Norman wrote:Consultation on Bank Street has begun, with concept plans released the other day.

You can access them here:
http://yoursay.adelaidecitycouncil.com/Bank-St
So its basically a road with a few trees in the middle of it? Gee I hope the speed limit is 10kph! (just over walking pace)
They finally pulled the trigger on Peel Street.
Are the ACC that petrified of offending the car lobby that they cant just go the whole hog and make it a pedestrian only street?
In Adelaide there is a process.

1.announce progressive policy
2.deal with outcry from conservatives or people don't see a benefit directly to them.
3.scale back progressive idea to keep critics happy
4.roll out scaled down plan
5.once critics use prgressive idea and see how good it is, cop critisicm for not doing it properly in the first time
6.propose going ahead will full progressive policy
7.get hounded down for excessive consultation and wasting time.
8.roll out progressive policy.


In the case of the ACC and bikes they usually have a couple more steps
4.1 get indpedent review to confirm their plan
4.2 get another review if it disagrees with twhat they are considering
4.3 ignore review and do what they want anyway.
Its funny because its true. Also Sometimes there's the bit where the complainers get a half built piece of infrastructure and decide prematurely that it is a failure.
Big infrastructure investments are usually under-valued and & over-criticized while in the planning stage. It's much easier to envision the here and now costs and inconveniences, and far more difficult to imagine fully the eventual benefits.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#193 Post by [Shuz] » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:46 am

Jee... like those hypocritical Liberals who built a one way expressesy.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#194 Post by Waewick » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:13 pm

[Shuz] wrote:Jee... like those hypocritical Liberals who built a one way expressesy.
Which ones?

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway Revitalisation Projects

#195 Post by OlympusAnt » Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:12 pm

They had to build it that way because the state was broke after the State Bank collapse. Thanks, John and Tim.
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