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by SBD
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation
Replies: 568
Views: 158195

[U/C] Re: 269 North Terrace | 118m | 36 Levels | Student accommodation

ghs wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:35 pm
So this should top out over the next few weeks ?
Isn't that squeezed in bit about 1/3rd of the way up?
by SBD
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3266
Views: 571622

Re: Beer Garden

Road laws can be and are enforced for cyclists now. I haven't heard the police complaining that they have difficulty in catching or identifying speeding cyclists running red lights etc. How so? Can other road users be tracked down and fined/prosecuted without a number plate? How do Police identify ...
by SBD
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 922212

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

And getting back to the subject of Adelaide Metro trains....... Pix from SA Dept of Infrastructure and Transport of building work on the train bridge next to the Mawson Lakes station. [removed images] https://www.facebook.com/DFITSA I was wondering what work they were doing over there. Hopefully th...
by SBD
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5051
Views: 959053

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Is it just me or is that a very low bridge? I can't see how a B-double or a interstate coach could fit underneath. I haven't seen it in person yet, but it appears to be high enough not to need "low clearance" warning signs or they would have been installed immediately. Perhaps it is longer than we ...
by SBD
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3266
Views: 571622

Re: Beer Garden

I suspect there is more spin in the author's viewpoint than in the data. The unbiased statement might be "people are morons". No spin, i call it how i see it SBD. Could probably be rewritten just as accurately about drivers and car users: Of course. But our roads are designed for motor vehicles not...
by SBD
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3266
Views: 571622

Re: Beer Garden

Now time to get them off the roads, Thank you for your support for the bike paths common in well-developed first world cities. :) I've actually said many times there should be dedicated purpose built bike lanes that segregate that traffic from regular road traffic. But nice try. It is not political...
by SBD
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Beer Garden
Replies: 3266
Views: 571622

Re: Beer Garden

lol, called it long ago. Here it is now from the RAH director of orthopaedic trauma. Short version? Cyclists are morons. Cyclists’ bad judgment most common crash cause The majority of cyclists admitted to the RAH were in accidents that resulted from their own poor judgment - not bad drivers - a stu...
by SBD
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4780
Views: 922212

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Name a single public transport project that got delivered in the 1970s anywhere in the world. Car was king then. The O-Bahn was delivered in the 1980s so doesn't quite meet your question, but planning started in the 1970s. Several London Underground lines were extended or opened in the 1970s too. T...
by SBD
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 140
Views: 31268

[PRO] Re: [PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

The diesel fleet has been refurbished over the past few years including re-engining about 2 years ago for life extension. The main problem has been no spare diesel railcars to increase peak capacity on the Gawler line. If the Gawler electrification had happened before the Jumbos were retired in 201...
by SBD
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [PRO] Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m
Replies: 140
Views: 31268

[PRO] Re: [PRO] Re: Ovingham Level Crossing Removal | $231m

To be honest, with the amount of infill occurring in this area, Ovingham, Dudley Park and Islington should all get a makeover. Compared to the Seaford line, the Gawler line has seriously been neglected. I've thought this every single time I've been past these stations. They're all very under par. M...
by SBD
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5051
Views: 959053

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Anyone would think it might be hard or something - it couldn't be done under a Labor government, and might not get done in the first term of a Liberal one either! When Labor left office they already had the Northern Connector and Darlington Upgrade well underway, Torrens to Torrens was nearing comp...
by SBD
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Regional Transport
Replies: 688
Views: 170867

Re: News & Discussion: Regional Transport

Once lines are lost they are much more expensive or outright impossible to bring back (see the example given above of the old line being cut for road works). It should be a given that a state which has wine and produce as so much of our national and international identity has an active train line r...
by SBD
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [U/C] 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom
Replies: 288
Views: 95953

[U/C] Re: 203 North Terrace | 119m | 35 levels | Student Accom

I hate fist world problems!! Seriously, 15 mins! get over it. I am going to have to wait 15 mins every week day for the next 18 months. So in total I am going to have to wait for about a month ! Just so that they can build a disgusting yellow building full of suicide boxes. May I suggest using Gren...
by SBD
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: [U/C] M2 North-South Motorway
Replies: 5051
Views: 959053

[U/C] Re: M2 North-South Motorway

Bridge spans are in place (courtesy of Adelaide Now) Time to start counting down! This section is going to be finished this year and the government will still be scratching their heads over the final Torrens to Darlington section, the only section that they've needed to design and build themselves....
by SBD
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic
Replies: 1315
Views: 248745

Re: News & Discussion: Roads & Traffic

Funnily enough, this is the perfect use for so-called trackless trams which are really just guided buses. Put the guide strips in the middle, and let the computers do the job of steering instead of those little wheels. The O-Bahn is over 40 years old. It's not unreasonable to expect a major renovat...