Truck move­ments on road have fallen

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

THE re­cent re­port head­lined “Truck traf­fic tipped to in­crease” did not tell the full story, thus cre­at­ing an en­tirely in­cor­rect im­pres­sion of fu­ture truck num­bers mov­ing through the sub­urbs cov­ered by the news­pa­per.

Cer­tainly, it is cor­rect that some 85 per cent of con­tain­ers moved through the In­ner Har­bour do so by truck.

How­ever, what was not pointed out is that of th­ese truck move­ments, less than 12 per cent use Port Beach Road.

The vast ma­jor­ity of con­tainer trucks use Ty­de­man Road to travel to and from in­dus­trial ar­eas to the east of the port.

Con­tainer truck move­ments on Port Beach Road have ac­tu­ally fallen re­cently as the econ­omy slows and now rep­re­sents only 2 per cent of over­all traf­fic move­ments on that road. Dr Fred Af­fleck, chair­man, Freight and Lo­gis­tics Coun­cil of Western Australia.

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