DEGREES OF SLOPE TO FALL CALCULATOR – Including Gradient

Just in case you are trying to fathom out some markings on a plan somewhere….

The Formula is as follows Continue reading DEGREES OF SLOPE TO FALL CALCULATOR – Including Gradient →

Fake Photography for Developers

Kim sent this in to keep us all weary of developers tricks…

The photo of Short Street on left is an example of how a severe slope can be made to appear flat when photographed from an elevated position. Residents in the area of Short Street were puzzled to see a photographer and his assistant taking photos from a very high ladder, early one Sunday morning.

The photo taken was later used in the consultant’s traffic report, accepted by council, and submitted as supporting evidence at a resident Vcat appeal against a 14 storey  apartment tower proposed on the corner of Short Street and Hepburn Road. There are planning issues, many still unresolved, including the development’s driveway to be located in Short Street, where it would have to cross a footpath with a gradient of approximately 1m in 6m..

Short Street Consultants photo Short Street Genuine photo Short Street Gradient  photo

Consultant’s photo  of Short Street,     Genuine photo of Short Street,          Gradient of Short Street

Self Containment of Travel Within an LGArea

Manningham  is the Third Lowest Local Government Area, ( LGA,) when it comes to living and working in the same area. A significant reason that most people in Manningham rely on car travel.

 Self-containment of travel

Self-containment shows the proportion of work journeys that originate and end in the same local area. High self-containment is seen as beneficial as it indicates a relatively even distribution of jobs and dwellings, and the opportunity for shorter journeys between work and home.

For the purpose of this analysis self-containment has been defined as journey to work trips which start in a certain LGA and end in the same or a neighboring LGA. However Continue reading Self Containment of Travel Within an LGArea →

SCALED DOWN NETWORK WILL RULE OUT DONCASTER RAIL

The Melbourne Metropolitan Project (MMP), will now be known as The Rail Capacity Project. There has not been a commitment of funding from the current Federal government…

Federal government rules out funding for Melbourne Airport rail-link

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The PPP (Public Private Partnership) discussed below for the Continue reading SCALED DOWN NETWORK WILL RULE OUT DONCASTER RAIL →

Westfield parking tower – unlikely capacity

There are currently approx 287 car spaces in the car park in which the new Westfield Parking tower is to be located. They claim 854 spaces but it appears they have not deducted the number of spaces displaced. It would be hard for outsiders to accurately calculate without knowing its exact position.

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More About Bus Tunnels and Bridges

Comments below from Nick and Con was posted today re Bus Tunnels and Bridges, and they had some Interesting Cycling and Pedestrian info to share with it…

DH Ped&Cycl Plan First Proposed                        Revised Ped & cycle circuit plan

Doncaster Hill was a Continue reading More About Bus Tunnels and Bridges →

Completions Since Doncaster Hill Strategy Approved in 2002 – Not good for Trains

It is hard to justify spending 4- 6 Billion Dollars on a Doncaster Hill Station with only seven apartment buildings completed since 2002.

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There are no Doncaster Hill developments currently under construction. Apart from 7-11 Berkley Street, completed in December 2013, the last development finished  was the Madison in June 2012. See below Continue reading Completions Since Doncaster Hill Strategy Approved in 2002 – Not good for Trains →

Localy Employed and Method of travel to work – Manningham

 

City of Manningham

Residents’ place of work

36,052, or 67.8% of the City of Manningham’s working residents travel outside of the area to work.

Where do the City of Manningham’s residents go to work? Journey to Work data shows how many residents work locally, and how many commute out of the area and where they commute to. Some areas consist mainly of dormitory’ suburbs and the majority of the residents commute out to work.  Other areas have large employment centres which attract a local workforce. Understanding where the City of Manningham’s residents go to work assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. Continue reading Localy Employed and Method of travel to work – Manningham →

BUS TUNNELS AND BRIDGES TO AVOID DONCASTER HILL GRIDLOCK

It is strange Manningham Council now talk about the problem of traffic congestion when their own consultants (GTA) had failed to raise the issue in any of their preliminary studies except for a grade separation for pedestrians….

Manningham engineers advise, with or without the provision of rail at Doncaster Hill, a grade-separation of buses will be required through the Hill. Plans have yet to be completed but it is likely, given the area topography, a combination of both bridges and tunnels would be needed to achieve the desired grade separation

Without this, road-based public transport services will fail to operate successfully on Doncaster Hill due to Continue reading BUS TUNNELS AND BRIDGES TO AVOID DONCASTER HILL GRIDLOCK →

THE RAILWAY DREAM – Melbourne

This was sent in by Richard King, while it’s focus is on Manningham rail, it does explain the bigger picture, particularly funding issues and time frames.

I can’t understand why they keep the prospect of a rail service alive, after all the promises and studies etc, most people believe if it were viable it would have happened by now.

Only 22 people turned up to a rail forum addressed by Tim Gosbell not about 100 as reported in the leader.

Note: Diagram below showing proposed lines that have not been built. Continue reading THE RAILWAY DREAM – Melbourne →