More cycling infrastructure work by DPTI. Only today I saw a member on Twitter complaining about this crossing.
Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will soon make crossing Goodwood Road safer and easier for pedestrians and cyclists, with works to upgrade facilities on Goodwood Road at the Glenelg tramline crossing to commence in mid May 2012.
The works include installation of a single stage pedestrian and cyclist crossing, which will remove the need to wait in the pedestrian refuge and provide a direct crossing point across Goodwood Road parallel to the tramline. This safety upgrade will make crossing Goodwood Road safer and easier and will shorten the distance from one side to the other.
These works form part of the State Government’s $12 million Green Travel Corridor and
Cycle Paths (Greenways) Program. This program will improve safety and increase connections for cyclists and pedestrians travelling along the Mike Turtur Bikeway, which runs from Adelaide to Glenelg along the Glenelg tramline.
Greenways will link people with their home, workplace, school and local open spaces by improving safety, through lighting, road upgrades and cycle crossings. These works at the Goodwood Road tramline crossing are expected to be completed in June 2012, weather permitting.
Further information is available at http://www.infrastructure.sa.gov.au/infrastructure_projects
Should you have any further enquiries please contact the Project Manager, Namal Weerasooriya on telephone 8343 2114 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Where is this? Somewhere along the DPTI's Stig's ride.
Seoul in Korea pulled down a freeway, they had some amazing gains after it was removed.
One observation was that most of the excess vehicles through the city only travelled to the city because the freeway existed !
Build it and they will come applies to motor vehicles.
OK so why are we duplicating the Southern Expressway???
In Australia (especially in Adelaide) we seem to have the mentality that the CBD is a thoroughfare rather that a central hub, coming from Sydney do you see that Gus ?
Well, yes. The hard thing with Adelaide CBD it is in the way for East-West / North - South travel but we just to get over that expectation we can just keep driving through the city. Its what the ACC's new Integrated Transport Strategy is all about.
City retail think no one will come to the city. The fact is most cars, on weekend especially, drive through the city and are not stopping anyway. Make the city more pedestrian and cycling friendly and more people will come via bike and PT and enjoy it more.
Why are we duplicating the SEXY? It probably should have been build properly the first time but it is about Urban sprawl and we are stuck between the hills and the water. Let's not tunnel under the CBD!
The SEXy should never have been built in the first place. It would have been cheaper to have rebuilt the Willunga Rail line through Reynella and Morphett Vale at least as far as the (Old) Noarlunga Station, near Seaford Rd, with a loop from Hackham to the Noarlunga Centre Station. It would shift more people in less time.
But big, visible roads win votes. An ounce of image is worth a pound of performance.
The Noarlunga rail works well for peak time commuters and the Dyson Road is good for driving when public transport unsuitable.
David, I recall the promise of yet another southern road to win votes and it worked.
The SEXy was built to win an election, no other reason. I was in Highways Dept at the time (even worked on the stupid thing) and they had plans for a proper expressway and owned the land to build it, but the govt. didn't want to spend more than they had to so it was redesigned - the govt. got its political promo. and we got stuck with a stupid road ... which is now being finished.
Costs extra with two attempts to build, and cyclists inconvenienced in the mean time.
Thanks Gus. For those who use the subway under the Goodwood Railway Station when riding the Mike Turtur, there is a new bridge being finished over the drain by the tram overpass. Considerably wider. A temporary alternative is in place just next to it.
The light sequence has been changed and has made this crossing much safer, thank you.
Now widen and align the bike path cross over and it will improve my times over this Strava segment.
Run out of nested replies so placed here. 7 days and 2 more to be sure ! Mike W, it even rhymes. :) Wondering what your surname is, because Michael is a popular Irish name. Also very popular name in Australia a while ago, perhaps when you were born and named.