Adelaide place of transport hell [FT]

by @timfatchen

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Liner Notes

One-way freeways, obahn busways that no-one else was stupid enough to build, trams that can't turn right....it goes on and on... (Not set, throwing it in for the record) (trms that can't turn right: more detail at https://youtu.be/v6OqzcKvBa8 )

Lyrics

ADELAIDE PLACE OF TRANSPORT HELL
(Lyric Copyright © 2022 TJ Fatchen All Rights Reserved APRA-AMCOS)

Did you hear the joke about poor Adelaide's freeway?
No, not the one that crosses the hills rooftree
Nor the northern one that's somehow got two names
No, the older one that wandered o'er the lea!

It proudly wove its way down south of Adelaide
But sad to tell, it only went one way
And if you wished to go the other direction
You'd need to come back later in the day.

A one-way freeway, has to be a joke, right?
But this is Adelaide, they work it well
The joke is that it was no joke! truth outright!
Welcome to Adelaide, place of transport hell!

Then there's the new trams, tracks relaid after decades
But at the biggest cross-roads, a sad jest:
They saved money by failing to lay a right turn rail
So the trams, they can only turn left.

A tram in such a plight, has to be a joke, right?
But this is Adelaide, they work it well
The joke is that it is no joke! truth outright!
Welcome to Adelaide, place of transport hell!

And the other freeway, down the hills, has crashes
They're bad and sad, people die, and there's hell to pay.
But the engineering planning, seems it's dust and ashes,
"Cos they're going to pull the speed limit down to 40 kays

A 40 kilometre freeway, it's a joke, right?
But this is Adelaide, they work it well
The joke is that it is no joke! truth outright!
Welcome to Adelaide, place of transport hell!



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Glad that crazy transport solutions are not limited to Barcelona and area. Though Adelaide does sound like it is going for the prize for the looniest transport decisions on the planet 😉

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I have a sinking feeling that all these things are true! 😬 Glad you wrote a song about them--it's therapeutic to get it out! And head-shaking even for those of us who don't have to deal with this particular example! Kudos to you.

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Just for the record