Cockburn Gazette - - OPINION -

IT isn't the com­mu­nity that has been mis­led Cr Au­bery and Cr Portelli, it is you who seem to think that it is pos­si­ble to build your way out of con­ges­tion .

Build­ing new roads re­sults in an in­crease in traf­fic through in­duced traf­fic: trips that oc­cur due to the avail­abil­ity of new ca­pac­ity. This has been proved time and time again by a great num­ber of traf­fic stud­ies.

For all our sakes, please go and read some­thing like http://www.­ges­tion/ to find out more

The only way to avoid this is to pro­vide vi­able al­ter­na­tives through in­creas­ing in­vest­ment in pub­lic trans­port such as light rail, and more fre­quent bus trips down ar­te­rial roads.

That is some­thing our road-mad gov­ern­ments are not pro­vid­ing. Our State Govern­ment seems in­ca­pable of com­ing up with a co­gent trans­port plan with ideas chang­ing ev­ery day.

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