Indeed, on that subject, this Rob Caldwell photo from the late 1950s always
comes to mind. Here is Sydney's apartment boom getting underway somewhere
around Malabar on Anzac Pde and, not only that, there's the mass transit
already in place - a 30 metre, 250 passenger tramset no less, about 40
years ahead of its time! (Well, about 90 years actually if we take it back
to its origins in Sydney.)
So, what do they do? Replace it with 70 passenger buses of course. Now the
talk for this end of the SE suburbs is even higher-density development and
a metro line to serve it. The mistake of under-predicting capacity is not
going to be repeated (well maybe unless Labor gets back in).
On Monday, 3 December 2018 12:07:37 UTC+11, Prescott wrote:
> Because tramways both stimulate development and rely on development to
> justify the capacity they provide.
> Tony P
> On Monday, 3 December 2018 10:47:55 UTC+11, Geoffrey Hansen wrote:
>> I can't why we can't have tramway expansion without high rise
>> development. We always used to.
>> Regards Geoffrey
>> PS I notice developers at Westmead are promoting the light rail.