Cycle slowly past the toddler with the dog. To be fair I guess the toddler and dog are with the person taking the photograph.
I know its only a concept computer graphic but given the amount of pedestrian space that seems to be part of the plan (something I'm all for) you'd think this might be a perfect opportunity to separate cyclists and pedestrians so that the clashes which would inevitably happen with an unsupervised toddler and a dog off leash could be avoided completely. Why would the pedestrians even need to use the cycle path?
Isn't the toddler holding the leash for the person taking the photo? :P
Yes I think that's the idea. First time I looked at it I wasn't thinking of a person taking a photo just a computer mockup so it seemed strange for the toddler to be walking the dog.
I guess one could argue who's walking who?
You have to wonder how much and who paid for an engineering firm to do this, along with the numerous dreams that people have put to paper for Vic Sq, Brittania roundabout etc. Money that could be spent on basic infrastructure changes and improvements such as the green bicycle boxes at traffic junctions
I think it's all part of Adelaide 5000+
The concept is based on ideas and discussions from forums for the 5000+ project, which is run by the Adelaide City Council and State Government and calls on CBD locals, shoppers and workers to submit ideas to help shape a long-term vision for inner Adelaide
Clive the issue with Adelaide in the past is that many makeshift solutions have had money thrown at it without looking at the bigger picture and Adelaide, although a liveable city, could be the best in the world with the opportunities with have here. And the thing that has let us down in the past 50 years is discussion, conceptualising and holistic planning. 5000+ is about integrated design and there are many lectures given by visiting professionals but we always see the same people at them.
For all the deadbeats criticising these ideas, I don't see them offering any constructive feedback or attending the events to are trying the flesh out the issues on how we can make Adelaide a premier world city, which would include outstanding cycling infrastructure.
The thing that holds this city back are the developers and its sleepy hollow like approach to forward thinking by its residents. And people wonder why forward thinking intellectual young people are leaving in droves.
Is that another tram to nowhere?
@ daniel f - I think the issue is money seems to be thrown at makeshift solutions without looking at the big picture AFTER big dollars have been paid to consultants, engineering firms and thinkers in residence.
The concept looks nice. Will it ever happen - history says unlikely.
Have a look through the public archives. These discussions on the visions of inner Adelaide have been in train since the turn of the last century!
Great idea now build it!
Been to Vienna, I agree!
If you check out the full document you'll see it's a much much bigger, really well thought out plan. They propose that the load is taken off west terrace by pulling the main artery of traffic to outside of the parklands (because the majority of cars are just trying to get down port road).
Amongst some other really good ideas in that document is the proposal of 7000 new homes be built in the wastelands just outside of the west parklands. There's one really great slide (page 29) that basically says that 7000 new homes are being built in Mt Barker spreading out over 18 times the area required for the 7000 homes to be built in inner adelaide.
Other ideas put forward include a bunch of main pedestrian and cycling arteries coming from the west parklands into these new residential areas.
I think this is one of the only documents produced with the Adelaide City Council that I agree 100% on.