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by Aidan
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

So you're against the NSM because that does a pretty good job of dividing up communities. DTEI/DPTI/DIT should have taken a lot more care not to divide up communities. For example between Regency Road and Torrens Road, all they're providing is a footbridge at Pym Street. If they did their job prope...
by Aidan
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

1NEEDS2POST wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:00 am
I've measured the width of the drain on Google Earth.
Too bad you didn't measure the depth!

I suggest you delete the new thread.
by Aidan
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

So a surface level motorway through suburbia is a no go, but an elevated motorway through suburbia is ok? :sly: A surface level motorway through a residential area is not OK, particularly if it divides communities. An elevated motorway through commercial and industrial areas is far less of a proble...
by Aidan
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

rev, So because a watercourse runs from west of the City to the airport, you think it's OK to blight some residential suburbs by running a motorway through them on that alignment? There are many things that could be done - it doesn't actually mean they're worth doing. We don't have the demand for he...
by Aidan
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

1NEEDS2POST, It's a lot smaller than you seem to think it is! _______________________________________________ rev, Culvertization is something that's been done successfully before, including further upstream (alongside Windsor Street in the Unley area). A culvert would need to be bigger than the cur...
by Aidan
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

Ho Really, Diverting a creek does not eliminate all water completely! And yes, I could come up with solutions for a drain. But they wouldn't be cheap solutions. If you only see it as a line on a map, you might think Keswick Creek could be a decent transport route (especially if you're so bad at read...
by Aidan
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

1NEEDS2POST wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:43 pm
Another totally different idea: instead of a tunnel, we could have a lowered O-Bahn along Keswick Creek.
An O-bahn that floods every time it rains???
by Aidan
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

Having thought about it a bit more, I've realised a straight extension of Morphett Road would not be suitable for the cheapest form of tunnel (which involves digging a trench, lifting in a box culvert and backfilling) because it would also affect the crosswind runway. However a tunnel from the centr...
by Aidan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

The airport is already proposing connections to these roads for rideshare and freight vehicles without the need for tunnels. It's unclear to me what benefit general access would deliver for the cost. AIUI what the airport is proposing involves general access on an indirect route. If you were arguin...
by Aidan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

I'm unsure how it follows from reduced aircraft numbers that the runways full length isn't required. Long runways are really only needed for long haul flights, but there are very few of those at the moment. I'm sure a commercial arrangement could be arranged with the airlines to keep those few serv...
by Aidan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Re: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

[Shuz] wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:42 pm
Logic isn't really Aidan's strong suit...
Genuinely curious: what gives you that impression?
by Aidan
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Relocating the Government House
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

Re: Relocating the Government House

At surface lèvel, I think we should leave it as it is. But underground, it would be good to eventually have a car park and an arcade of shops linking the Myer Centre and Festival Centre. And possibly even a bus tunnel as well as a railway station.
by Aidan
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Visions & Suggestions
Topic: Tunnel under the airport ASAP!
Replies: 37
Views: 2006

Tunnel under the airport ASAP!

I've finally thought of a way we could take advantage of Covid: With very few aircraft using Adelaide Airport at the moment, and widebodies in particular likely to be seldom seen this year and next, there's far less need to keep the main runway open for its full length. Which means we have a rare op...
by Aidan
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Project
Replies: 65
Views: 9586

[PRO] Re: Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Project

rev, that's Semaphore. It already has a faster way onto the PREXY than going through Port Adelaide.
And what you're predicting is low rise not high rise.
by Aidan
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Project
Replies: 65
Views: 9586

[PRO] Re: Birkenhead Bridge Upgrade Project

rev wrote:Isnt it logical to assume though that if the Port is revitalized and takes off, it will flow on to surrounding suburbs?
To some extent, probably. But I think it's fair to say the houses of Ethelton and Semaphore South won't be replaced by high rises this century!