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Old December 9th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #21
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Would a Heathrow terminal 5 style operation not work here better?

You know the small automated pods that take you from the car park to the terminal.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #22
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Small automated electric self driving vehicles that take two people, starts at Hill St drop off, through the tunnel down to Moor St and stops at HS2 station.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 03:01 PM   #23
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It's a nice idea, but probably best left at that.

Could the tunnel between Moor Street and Smallbrook/ new street station be altered or maybe the ramps leading up and down to the 'Rotunda Square be made a bit more inviting and useful with shops or cafes cos there's always a lot of people walking there (is that called footfall?). That always seemed to be one of the worst designs of the bull ring redevelopment for me
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Old December 9th, 2012, 03:07 PM   #24
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How about something like the Hong Kong Mid-level escalators?

Or golf buggies?
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Old December 9th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #25
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Just having brighter lighting in there would go a long, long way.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 08:39 PM   #26
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Or we could just walk?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #27
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Judging by the success the city has had with all of its previous proposals for public transport over the last few decades (monorails, underground / metro / trams, extra tracks/platforms for Snow Hill and New Street), even this cable car idea is about as feasibly realistic and achievable in the city of Birmingham as the binned VTP 200.


Nope, the city will simply stick to the tried and tested buses..... of course.


Or maybe, if the city was being REALLY ambitious, it could plan to have the world's first EVER teleportation pods situated directly outside the new HS2 station and some similar pods outside New Street. People could just stand inside the enclosed circular drums and in the blink of an eye 'beam themselves up, Scotty'.......saves all the strenuous walking between the two doesn't it?


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Old December 10th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #28
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In keeping with the Cities '' More canals than Venice'' marketing theme a new navigation could be dug; mind you the number of locks required to cope with the slope could make journey times a little problematic
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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:46 AM   #29
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But with today's technology could we not have electronic locking systems so that its done a lot faster?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #30
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How about a log flume?
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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #31
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lol, quick question, why don't we light up our canals? Lights lining both sides of the canal and around bridges? Would make them look so much nicer in the night. We could light up the whole of the City Center canals, as a sort of bench mark of what parts of the canals we want to see development.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 02:51 PM   #32
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lol, quick question, why don't we light up our canals? Lights lining both sides of the canal and around bridges? Would make them look so much nicer in the night. We could light up the whole of the City Center canals, as a sort of bench mark of what parts of the canals we want to see development.
Christ knows. But if we did it'd be generic electric blue that is everywhere.

The Birmingham Lighting Scheme hardly took off.

I'd really love to see Birmingham lit up at night. Particularly Alpha Tower.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #33
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More canals than Venice, but they're hardly a selling point without actually doing something with them

To think Wolverhampton is twinned with Venice and can't even get a waterfront off the ground.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 08:58 PM   #34
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More canals than Venice, but they're hardly a selling point without actually doing something with them

To think Wolverhampton is twinned with Venice and can't even get a waterfront off the ground.



Wolverhampton is twinned with Venice?

How the hell did that happen?


UNbelievable.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #35
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Not too sure now actually. It's repeated on a few sites in the Internet and it's on both the Venice and Wolverhampton Wikipedia articles, but maybe someone's just having a laugh.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 11:17 PM   #36
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Road trains by like at the seaside
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Old December 11th, 2012, 02:17 PM   #37
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How about a log flume?
I love this idea; people travelling through Birmingham could then opt to buy a photographic momento of themselves looking wet, bedraggled and terrified, like they do at Blackpool
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:15 AM   #38
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I love this idea; people travelling through Birmingham could then opt to buy a photographic momento of themselves looking wet, bedraggled and terrified, like they do at Blackpool
And that's just walking on the beach.
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Old December 12th, 2012, 01:38 AM   #39
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This is bound to be dropped. I really think if they enclose the walkway under Bullring and put in a travelator and lots of daylight lighting and automatic doors and heating it will suffice for NS to MS.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #40
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Would a Heathrow terminal 5 style operation not work here better?

You know the small automated pods that take you from the car park to the terminal.
Yeah , an enormous cost to take very few people (capability is around 900 people a day , not an hour...) , >30 millions £ for 2.4 miles to be able to choose between two stops located at the extremities of the parking...when a single central stop has been nearer for more than three-third of the users.

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