Underpass (make)over-killDECEMBER 17, 2013
It’s a grubby, dingy (but very well-used) part of Goodwood Road. And it could certainly do with a bit of brightening up.
But can it’s possible transformation REALLY be compared with that of New York’s once-dilapidated stretch of elevated railway through Manhattan?
The latter is now a long, photogenic and very-much-used pedestrian precinct, which could hardly be the case of whatever is suggested for the two-hundred metre concrete ditch beneath the Goodwood railway line.
Unley Councillors have heard of the Goodwood transformation proposal from Ashford Labor MP Steph Keys and Backyard Studies Institute research director Mark Thompson (who works at her electoral office). Which is where the Big Apple comparison came in when they addressed the December Council meeting to seek support for a public art project at the area around the underpass and the closed Millswood railway station.
Yes. By all means give the area a lift. But be realistic about it’s scope.New York it ain’t!"