TIME TO DO SOME THINKING IS NOW
THE time has come to tackle any follow-on effects of the Perth Freight Link (PFL) and Fremantle Port and commuter traffic growth, for the futures of Curtin Avenue, Stirling and West Coast highways. If Professor Peter Newman’s report to Fremantle Council about the link is correct, the PFL south of Fremantle could make truck drivers wary of a toll and take more of their vehicles along the Leighton Peninsula to the northern suburbs. Cottesloe residents have to relax their previous opposition to altering Curtin Avenue, and the communities of Mosman Park, Swanbourne and the Town of Cambridge should at least consider the report. Sandwiched between semi-trailers carrying 60ft containers on a narrow highway and avenue is not a good option for any cyclist, commuter or pedestrian. Not thinking about how the avenue and highway can cope or banning heavy goods is a recipe for a bad trucking result.