News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#676 Post by A-Town » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:05 pm

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Bentham street should be on hold until the travelodge completed. Bring forward Leigh street it makes sense. Otherwise Bentham will be dug up again.
Has this been put on old? There's been no action on this site for at least 4 months now

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#677 Post by SRW » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:40 pm

Llessur2002 wrote:
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I think Gawler Place should of been upgraded not Bank Street etc.
The bit that already has just been upgraded, or continue the upgrade further south? If the latter, do you mean pedestrianise the whole length? Whilst I'm fully supportive of discouraging car use within the CBD and have no problems with pedestrianisation in general, would the southern part really be a priority given that the retail offering dies off considerably south of Pirie Street? I can see a possible argument for pedestianisation between Grenfell and Pirie but also suspect that the patronage of the eateries in that section is very skewed towards the weekday lunchtime trade and less towards relaxed outdoor dining.

Bank Street, Leigh Street and Peel Street are small laneways where mixing of people and cars isn't really ideal. Pedestrianisation not only improves safety but helps create intimacy and defines them as distinct spaces. Gawler Place is a much wider road and would have more of a mall feel if closed to cars - great for the established retail area that exists between North Terrace and Grenfell, but not ideal further south.

Rundle Street surely has to be the next contender for pedestrianisation? ACC should develop the UPark site for something more worthy of the prime location. Wilson Centrepoint parking could most likely be tweaked for entry off of Pulteney Street.
Gawler Place isn’t pedestrianised, it’s a shared zoned, and that treatment is appropriate for its whole length (or at least up to Flinders St). The section between Pirie and Grenfell should be at least as much a priority as the streets on the Market-to-Riverbank, as I’d wager its foot traffic is equally high.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#678 Post by Llessur2002 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:08 am

SRW wrote:
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Gawler Place isn’t pedestrianised, it’s a shared zoned
I stand corrected (said the man in the orthopedic shoes).

I guess my point was that in terms of priorities for streetscape improvements I'd take the full pedestrianisation of Peel and Leigh Streets over an upgrade to Gawler Place further south of Grenfell based on the new and distinct destinations they have provided, as opposed to just ending up with a nicer version of what we already had.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#679 Post by SRW » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:45 am

Llessur2002 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:08 am
SRW wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Gawler Place isn’t pedestrianised, it’s a shared zoned
I stand corrected (said the man in the orthopedic shoes).

I guess my point was that in terms of priorities for streetscape improvements I'd take the full pedestrianisation of Peel and Leigh Streets over an upgrade to Gawler Place further south of Grenfell based on the new and distinct destinations they have provided, as opposed to just ending up with a nicer version of what we already had.
I take your logic, but I'd turn it around and say that Gawler Place has an opportunity to welcome more hospitality business especially in the night time economy were it a more pleasant place to be. You've got an emerging foodie precinct on Pirie, and I can see that expanding along Gawler between Pirie and Grenfell.

I agree Peel St is high priority (Leigh St can make do for a while). The vehicle closure worked, so the street should be upgraded to a pedestrian standard and softened with some greenery.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#680 Post by Nort » Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:13 am

The laneway upgrades are also working to slowly but surely improve the overall feel of Hindley Street.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#681 Post by Uncle Monty » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:48 pm

Massive mural of Sia, presumably part of the laneway project relating to renaming 4 city laneways after music legends. This is on the Rockford Hotel facing the Morphett St Bridge.
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#682 Post by Abwolf » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:05 pm

Unrelated to the topic but regarding the above, the Rockford redevelopment concept had a giant tv wall on this side of the building. The inset for the screen was built in but they obviously changed their mind as this is where they have painted the Sia portrait.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#683 Post by ChillyPhilly » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:23 am

Bank Street. Two trees gone now. No sign of either being replaced.

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#684 Post by Bob » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:57 pm

Just for interest - Bank Street 1937
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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#685 Post by Joelmark » Fri May 01, 2020 10:08 pm

Don't expect too much more to happen to our laneways over the next couple of years...

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2020/ ... us-impact/

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Re: News & Discussion: Laneway & Streetscape Projects

#686 Post by SRW » Fri May 01, 2020 10:18 pm

Joelmark wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 10:08 pm
Don't expect too much more to happen to our laneways over the next couple of years...

https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2020/ ... us-impact/
I feel like a good number of the things in that article had already been announced prior to the pandemic? The council had already frozen rates, for one, and the laneway link was already on hold pending construction & gas works.
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