Thats one of the reasons they are putting in bus lanes.If Government goes ahead with increased density in the east and west (and even north and south) they will need to have public transport down to a tee.
Why, if you have a viable ring road (agreed that this does need some work)You still need one or two thoroughfares strategically positioned.
This is a joke, but by that rationale are you infringing on peoples 'human rights' who live in the city by polluting the air and congesting the streets in which they live because you don't want to change your behaviour?Penalising people because they want to use their car is going against their Human Rights, and yes I will go as far as saying that.
Yes you can compare Adelaide with other cities, thats how you get worlds best practice. We dont need to reinvent the wheel if policy has already be proven to work elsewhere. I agree that every city is different so you cant use a 'copy and paste' mentallity but you can use more of a mix and match approach.As every city is different, you cannot compare Adelaide with Vancouver, Portland (Oregon), Bilbao, etc...
Adelaide has been planned with several wide boulevards for a good reason.
Its not so people like you can drive more easily from the western suburbs to the eastern suburbs, or from north to south. It 1. Adelaide plains was ideal to survey as a grid because of it is basically dead flat. 2. Boulevards was for the movement of goods by bullock train. The wide boulevards allowed these bullock trains to make u-turns if needed without having to unhitch the carts. 3. Standard chain measures were used in the layout of the streets in the CBD because it was easy, uniform and importantly quick because Light had a very short time to get this done before the first settlers arrived.
It is choked ............. with trafficLook at Paris. Will they choke the Champs Elysee? .