Sunday, June 29, 2008

Article on EastLink in The Age

...Although supporters hail the project as the missing link for car users in the outer east, critics say it represents a huge failure by the Government in public transport planning.

Melbourne University transport expert Nick Low says the freeway will "lock in" residents of the outer east to car use at a time of soaring petrol prices and increased environmental concerns.

"That freeway was yet another example of building roads in the outer areas of Melbourne where the need now is for better public transport in all sorts of ways," he said. "Now we're facing a situation where petrol may go beyond $2 a litre and people can't fill up their cars."

He said increasing buses throughout the outer east, improving connections between bus and train services and extending rail lines were better ways of dealing with congestion...

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