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Trams. A sting in the tale.

April 22, 2016

If you want a tram line along Unley Road (mission impossible/unnecessary in Grumpy’s view!), and are a local ratepayer,  stand by.  The news from the North Terrace asylum is that the so-called benefactors of the back-to-the-future “solution” to our traffic congestion woes will have to bear the cost.

Translation? If you are an Unley ratepayer stand by a huge hit to your hip pocket. All so that city-bound travellers can reach their destination more quickly. And to hell with the financial health of our major commercial strip as the thoroughfare is hi-jacked.

A gathering in the City of Adelaide Council’s banqueting hall yesterday heard a litany of light rail support from a variety of experts from interstate venues that, to Grumpy’s mind at least, had little relevance to Unley’s main thoroughfare. We were treated to endless photographs of pedestrians roaming at large amid trees and flowerbeds imbedded in spacious plazas. Reminds you of Unley Road, of course!

Then, today’s rubbish-wrapper brings us the welcome news from the bright sparks who (mis)rule the State that it will be those council areas hosting  the trundlers who will feel the hip-pocket installation pain.

I attended the conference courtesy of Bus 190,which took a whole ten minutes (wow!) to deliver me to a stop directly opposite the conference venue. What we need is an even more frequent  bus service, fed from park-and-ride car parks encircling Adelaide at the fringes of the metropolitan area.



2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 23, 2016 10:30 am

    No room on Unley road for trams. Where do cars go? Divert to King William road and Goodwood road? Not good idea


    • cllrmikehudson permalink*
      April 23, 2016 6:45 pm

      And Duthy Street and Fullarton Road.


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