Saturday, June 28, 2008

$10bn tunnel plan a bad idea, says its creator

MELBOURNE City Council's "Big Idea" for a $10 billion freeway and rail tunnels under north and west Melbourne is a bad idea, according its creator.

Transport consultant William McDougall told The Age that building tunnels was the lowest of the city's transport priorities.

He said his report to the council only advocated a tunnel after a brief from a senior town hall officer called for it.

"My personal view is that we'd probably be better off not building a tunnel … I think the real key to solving congestion is to shift people from car to public transport," he said.

Dated.... 2005!!

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