130411 JUST DEFIANCE High Speed Wheel-and-Spoke Rail Network For All Australians Edition
I threw this rabbit to The Australian news online comments:
More city-centric planning, ignoring the rural regions.
One of Australia's biggest problems is that city-centric politicians turn away from rurals, leaving them to fall further and further behind, in business opportunities, socially, culturally, technologically and in education.
A fast train between major cities is fair enough, but failing to include rural regions in such infrastructure long term planning, is very poor government, and divides us even more than the citi-philes have for the last 200 years.
Better to plan a network enabling inland Australia to become fast-train-connected to the coastal cities, as well as between themselves.
A Wheel-and-Spokes" design, 300, to 500, to 700 kilometres inland, would serve the nation as a nation far better.
If government commits to spending this amount of public money on yes-good rail services, they are obliged to move up from the city-centricity of 14th century monarchist forts and suburban bastions, to the necessary egalitarian demography of the future.
Otherwise the bush falls so far behind that 2 and more opposing cultures and peoples develop, division grows and national stability will be impossible.
That only breeds anarchy.
This rail map is something I drew in my spare tyre – er?
Off Google maps, so the lines are actually roads, thus not as a rail network would be laid-out.
While nowhere near any “Wheel-and-Spokes” layout, it caters for established population centres and activities, and opens distribution networks to the rural centres, whence smaller localized rail networks could grow.
Gunning For Aborigine Railways
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All Praise the Warriors who have fallen
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