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Northbourne Ave Train Solution

By Thevoiceofchoice - 19 June 2013 19

I came across this recently. I think it would be a fantastic idea for the use up Northbourne Avenue.

Imagine one day you driving on road, then one huge “moving tunnel” flying overhead, carring with hundreds of people, you may think it is dream, but it is true, soon this incredible Straddling Bus(3D Bus) will appear on streets, this bus step across two lanes with hollow lower part, so cars can pass through, compared with Metro, Straddling Bus has lower cost,shorter construction period and almost same passenger capacity,it’s more economical way of future urban traffic. from this video, you will see how it works, you will be shocked by this innovative way of transportation.

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19 Responses to
Northbourne Ave Train Solution
Thevoiceofchoice 4:31 pm 19 Jun 13

Solidarity said :

Not only is that old, but it’s a dumb concept considering there are these things called subways.

Oh yes! that seems like such an easy and inexpensive idea.

Liam46 4:30 pm 19 Jun 13

Thats a great idea. We just need to move EPIC and the racecourse to make way for this or the light rail.
Mr Dawes from ACT Economic development told the assembly that these could be moved, to make way for development, although no updated evaluations have been conducted. Apparently high density developments along Flemington road could help demand for the light rail service. This is further evidence adding to the realization that the light rail is a white elephant and not viable .

Thevoiceofchoice 4:30 pm 19 Jun 13

ThatGuy said :

So cars pass underneath it and crash into the sides when they want to turn left or right? Yes the normal person would be aware of a hulking behemoth enveloping their car, but Canberra drivers aren’t all classified as normal.

perhaps the cars that are only going straight along northbourne travel underneath but the one that are turning have a lane on either side. Remember that there is a lot of space in the middle for lanes.

Aeek 3:06 pm 19 Jun 13

It needs to be wheelchair accessible.

Snarky 2:40 pm 19 Jun 13

I applaud the designers for thinking beyond the conventional, but dread to imagine the utter disaster when this thing wants to take a corner with a road full of cars beneath that WILL go straight ahead.

Also semitrailers – 2.2m clearance isn’t much.

And what harvyk1 @#10 said re Canberra’s population or lack thereof.

harvyk1 1:04 pm 19 Jun 13

It’s an interesting idea, but I didn’t think that northbourne ave really had the sustained level of traffic to require a mass transit system of this nature to be put in place.

On one side you have the city which is a hub, but on the other side you have Dickson, which is hardly a hip and happening place worthy of a mass transit system style stop.

Thanks to Canberra’s spread out and rather de-centralised design, most public transport options are really going to be point to point of small groups of people, rather than a large group of people all trying to get from the same place to the same place.

Gungahlin Al 1:02 pm 19 Jun 13

Bizarre…

RiotFrog 11:22 am 19 Jun 13

“Solution”? What’s the problem it’s solving?

HiddenDragon 11:16 am 19 Jun 13

I think this contraption has great potential – when they shoot the Canberra-based James Bond film, the evil genius/megalomaniac (possibly a colourful Queensland mining identity) who is plotting to take over the world, one step at a time (Canberra being a good place to start) could be foiled, in the dramatic final sequence, as he rockets down Northbourne with a dirty bomb ticking away. Not quite sure whether George Lazenby would be M or Q.

Ben_Dover 11:06 am 19 Jun 13

ThatGuy said :

Yes the normal person would be aware of a hulking behemoth enveloping their car, but Canberra drivers aren’t all classified as normal.

Most Canberra drivers aren’t even classed as drivers.

And I agree, dumb idea.

ThatGuy 10:56 am 19 Jun 13

So cars pass underneath it and crash into the sides when they want to turn left or right? Yes the normal person would be aware of a hulking behemoth enveloping their car, but Canberra drivers aren’t all classified as normal.

Thumper 10:51 am 19 Jun 13

Solidarity said :

Not only is that old, but it’s a dumb concept considering there are these things called subways.

Agree 100%

Solidarity 10:44 am 19 Jun 13

Not only is that old, but it’s a dumb concept considering there are these things called subways.

dungfungus 10:39 am 19 Jun 13

shauno said :

Should take care of the on road cyclists quiet nicely to.

It looks incredibly cheap as well!

shauno 10:27 am 19 Jun 13

Should take care of the on road cyclists quiet nicely to.

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