Wednesday, 01 May 2013 23:38
The town planning story behind South Hedland is unfortunately reasonably tragic. Essentially, or so I've been told, the planner wanted to replicate the general shape of a rose, creating multiple 'petals' spanning out from a central stem. These petals were, and in some cases, are still a series of cul de sacs, loops and crescents. Over the years, Council has divided the allocated house allotments to open up the road system a bit more. But generally, you're doing three to five turns just to get to a semi-major road.. Anyhow, this fanscinating dilemma has inspired a search of geometric shapes.. and how they can be applied. I was particularly take by French sculture artist Xavier Veilhan. Check out his work, pretty darn cool.
ps On a side note, I only just realised today, there are no traffic lights in this town!? Doh..