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Melbourne Commuter Rail network
-Covers most of the suburbs
-Loop drops off and picks up people around the city centre
oh boy where to begin lel
-Since 1969 every single government has focused on building Freeways and letting rail rot. 1969 Melbourne Transportation Plan laid out 10 Freeways, the last was finished in 2005. They're all congested. People are switching back to rail use. So the plan is to build more freeways.
-With the focus on road development and the lack of investment in maintaining or upgrading the railways the infrastructure slowly rotted away and services suffered. In the early 2000s a big surge began in patronage that the network has struggled to cope with
-Privatization has not helped these matters, the labyrinth of contractors responsible for different elements has made it harder to address.
-The suburbs of Doncaster in the NE, roughly a straight line north of Box Hill and east of Heidelberg, and Rowville, area between the Dandenong and Belgrave lines, have no rail access and need it.
-Because of the focus on road development which generates low density sprawl as a result of its finite capacity new suburban developments beyond the range of the railways have sprung up in the north and west in very marginal land and former farmland. Now that they're there I guess they need rail services but building that far away shouldn't be going on the first place
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/n/, help me decide on tires for next season.
I had Panaracer GravelKings in 700x28c this last season. They were pretty good. I felt like they only lasted the one season and I flatted probably 6 times between March and September riding ~150km/week.
I plan to switch to 25c next season.
I'm looking at the following tires (price is for a pair):
Panaracer GravelKing (126TPI, 240g) - $92.66
Schwalbe One (127TPI, 225g) - $85.80
Continental GP4000S II (330TPI, 225g) - $104.54
Continental Gator Hardshell (180TPI, 270g) - $102.96
I'm actually leaning towards the Gator Hardshell as I think they'll have the best puncture protection and weigh the same as the 28c GravelKings I had previously. I don't really do any racing but even if I did I doubt a difference of <50g/tire would make much of a difference to me.