Hello again from Hansburgy City Centre!
@westy177: Transport is of major importance for me and I couldn't help myself from starting the RHW network I have planned. Actually, the is an alternate 'storyline' here where I completed the RHW from the bridge to the northern industrial area due to capacity issues at the western port of the bridge. However, I accidentally forgot to save when exiting and since decided to delay that construction until it was actually ready for it. I will use the interchange layout later and will accommodate for it (hint: It's part of the reason I widen the main road to an avenue). I do have a ring route planned as shown in the first entry, and the northern side will be RHW (shown in red in that image) and the southern side will be a NWM equivalent. Also, I did search for that terrain mod you suggested but couldn't find it. Do you have a link?
To return to where we were, the new Highway-bridge provided even capacity for the thousands of commuters that cross the central inlet, but it has caused a few issues where it reconnects to the main road. Unfortunately, further upgrades are put on hold as further details are determined.
The main issue of the citizens is the lack of public water. Complaints are flooding into the office. With a strong surplus, the council agrees it is time to lay a water network.
The water network is also extended to allow for the development of further industrial activity at the northern edge of the city.
A bypass is now constructed from the bridge's western port to this industrial area to provide relief to the residential-heavy main road.
This has also led to the construction of a one-way system at the intersection of these important routes and will currently serve as a commercial hub for the neighbourhood.
Yet even more people are anxious to move into this exciting settlement and further residential land is designated.
But the issue of garbage is mounting. Where will the landfill go in this area?
It is finally decided for its location to be on an area of land to the west of the central inlet which has no plans for development. It is hoped that it will close when the region is further developed and it will be converted into park land.
That main street is just getting busier and busier with the ever expanding city. A section of the road is widened to an avenue and new commercial premises are zoned.
The city also gains its first hospital.
There are also plans to start developing the proposed site of the CBD. This will be on the southern banks at the intersection of the north-south main route and the southern portion of the city ring route. While the routes have been designated, the streets are built currently for existing capacity.
A beach is also included to help draw in more citizens to the area.
The residential area is again expanded due to steadily increased demand.
And finally, it seems like I can't finish an entry without a bridge! The first rail is built alongside the existing road and highway bridges, as the first step for a public transport system. Plans are currently being developed.
And on that note, does anyone have a suggestion for rail station I should use? I currently haven't got any alternate ones and would prefer not to use the Maxis versions.
Again, thanks for reading!