TIME TO DO SOME THINK­ING IS NOW

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

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.

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