Above and below-ground transport

Planning for a bigger and more vibrant Adelaide

You’re invited to a community meeting at the Minor Works Community Centre on 8th Sep 2022, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. (Minor Works Building, 22 Stamford Court, Adelaide – between Sturt and Wright Streets.)

An Underground City Rail Loop for Adelaide CBD?

Should we be planning an underground city rail loop in Adelaide with three underground stations linking the Gawler and Seaford lines, and a new Mt Barker line?

This and other transport planning initiatives – such as dedicated bus streets, separate paths for walkers, bikes and scooters, and a lowering of the road speed limit – will be discussed at a joint community meeting organised by SWCCA (South West City Community Association) and SECRA (South East Residents Association) with the newly-formed Transport Action Network.

This is an opportunity to hear from transport experts and join a conversation on how Adelaide’s transport systems can be redesigned.

Full details on Facebook here.

Speakers include Tom Wilson, SA public transport planner and historian, Dominic Mugavin President, People for Public Transport SA, Daniel Bennett, former Associate Director at the City of Adelaide for Strategy and Design, Dr Jennifer Bonham, senior transport research fellow at UniSA and with extensive experience teaching urban geography and urban and regional planning at the University of Adelaide.

All welcome. Admission free. Light refreshments provided.

2 Responses

  1. Bria Lauren

    Why is it proposed that this development be build underground? Is it to leave space above ground for cars? Or is it to leave space above ground for pedestrians? Have you engaged the public on preference for taking above ground versus below ground public transport?

    • Urban Ecology

      Hi Bria, Thanks for your comment. With modern tunnelling techniques, underground transit construction is the least disruptive for CBD transport improvements. Additionally, when complete, underground transit leaves more space for planting, pedestrians, cycling and other active transport at ground level. Efficient mass transit that delivers passengers close to where they live and work is essential for reducing clogging of our beautiful cities by single-passenger cars. Members of the newly-formed Transport Action Network are visiting community organisations to lead the discussion on options, and to receive public feedback. Cheers.

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