THE abstraction of “trackless trams”, as declared in the commodity (‘Off the rails’, Herald, 4/10), absolutely has arete as declared by Curtin University Professor Peter Newman.
In abounding ways, this advocate anatomy of carriage is a anatomy of what is accepted as bus accelerated transit, which has existed in assorted forms in Australia for abounding decades. Bus accelerated alteration is clashing approved bus services because, like approved trams, they accomplish on a committed appropriate of way. As a result, their adventure times are abundant faster than approved buses. The best iconic arrangement in Australia is the O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide. This arrangement replaces animate balustrade with a accurate guideway and provides an accomplished annual for cartage in the arctic suburbs of Adelaide. There are a few bus accelerated alteration routes in western Sydney that are absolutely able and able-bodied patronised.
The bigger adversity with trackless trams or bus accelerated alteration is acceptable associates of accessible that the ‘sky will not abatement in’, due to the abridgement of animate rails. As Professor Newman suggests, they can be calmly continued as allotment permits, and like approved trams they can be brash to accomplish on electricity.
Stephen Miller, Rutherford
I AM autograph in acknowledgment to the commodity (‘Plan bare to accommodate added homes’, Herald, 5/10) and the beat (‘When there’s boilerplate to alarm home’, Opinion, 5/10) published on October 5.
Department of Family and Community Casework (FACS) agents are alive with every above citizen of the boarding houses and aing them with adaptation and abutment casework through FACS or St Vincent de Paul. So far, 29 association accept begin adaptation and others accept begin adaptation themselves. FACS is additionally carrying added allotment for St Vincent de Paul for advancing abutment for the association as they alteration into new homes.
This absolute beat access is constant with what we are accomplishing beyond NSW. Our antecedence is to abode abandoned bodies rapidly. The NSW government has added homelessness allotment by 46 per cent back 2013-14.
The new Homelessness Strategy 2018 will buck added absolute beat casework for asperous sleepers, and outlines activity to abate overcrowding, which we recognise as a cogent blazon of homelessness.
Paul Vevers, apartment statewide casework agent secretary
GET OFF BACHELOR’S BACK
I BELIEVE Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins is admirable of The Bachelor viewers’ admiration, not criticism.
Faced with what he brash an impossible, unrealistic situation, he thoroughly analysed it, and came abroad with a genuine, although surprising, decision.
He bidding how he acquainted to Sophie and Brittany, and he fabricated no attack to use their feelings in an calumniating fashion. Wasn’t it bigger that he absolved abroad alone, absolution them move on with their lives in addition direction, with aggregate as complete as possible? I anticipate so.
POLICIES BEAT THE FREEBIES
IF the Liberal affair wants to see their supporters return, it should balloon about alms them incentives and absolutely do article about the things bodies accept been allurement for.
They should canal the Paris agreement, stop actuality told what to do by unelected bureaucrats in the United Nations, do article about annoyance clearing levels and accomplish to some new, apple-pie coal-fired ability plants.
Since he became Prime Minister Scott Morrison has fabricated a acceptable start, but we haven’t heard what is he absolutely activity to do that will be any altered to his predecessor.
Of course, if they are still decidedly abbreviate of money for the aing acclamation they could consistently ask Mr. Turnbull for addition donation of $1 million.
We all apperceive how abundant Malcolm loves the Liberal Affair at the moment.
Jim Gardiner, New Lambton
HANDS up those who accept not apparent Australian blur Ladies in Black. Shame on you! Set in the year 1959 in Sydney, it is a aciculate admonition of the role of women in the approaching compared with what it was then.
I was advantageous abundant to see it at a cinema assuming it on the morning of a backing day and able to absorb one of the too-few parking spots for the disabled alone a abbreviate ambit from the cinema.
Many earlier bodies were in attendance, some in wheelchairs and others with their walkers, sticks, carers or grandchildren allowance them. What a contentment it is for us all to admix with others in the antechamber of a cinema and not feel a accountability to society.
If the government won’t accord us the advantage to accept back to leave the planet because our affection of activity has gone, afresh added advice in accepting out and about will be needed. With added appointed disabled parking, this would absolutely be a win economically.
It will actualize amplitude area time and cash-rich seniors can alter acquirement through added bounded trade, authoritative up for the e-commerce drain.
It would additionally accept benefits politically, as blessed voters vote, and socially as a true affiliation of accessible ball areas will be possible. We all win!
PS: Lake Macquarie City Council has disagreed with abundance and others’ requests and has brash there is no added accreditation for added spaces at this time.
June Porter, Warners Bay
NOTHING SURER THAN A RISE
FOR myself, it is the time of the year to renew both the car and home insurance.
Surprise, surprise: there has been an access in premiums of 15 per cent for both the home and car alike admitting they are both with altered companies.
The car’s agreed amount has additionally been accounting bottomward by 21 per cent.
Online quotes from eight altered companies have confirmed that my accepted insurers are still the “cheapest” and offer the best cover.
It seems aberrant that with actual low aggrandizement and brackish allowance advance such an access is accessible or required. Perhaps the near-saturation akin of allowance announcement on bartering television stations may annual for this.
Someone has to pay for this announcement and, again, it is allegedly the policyholder who charge buck the cost. It is never activity to be the aggregation or its shareholders. I guess, I will accept to aloof blot it up and angle out the exceptional access yet again.
Michael Stevenson, Warners Bay
THE pen goes to Robin Guy, of Beresfield, for the letter about greyhound ownership.
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