Tag Archives: Victoria

The Age: The east-west smog factory should never be built

The east-west road link, if built, will be a planning disaster for Melbourne. It fails most major planning tests and flies in the face of overwhelming urban science that shows we can never build our way out of congestion. Advertisements

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The Age: Benefits of East West Link ‘inflated’

Traffic estimates used to justify the Napthine government’s east-west link toll road ”artificially inflate the benefits that can be expected from the project”, according to leaked emails sent by a senior VicRoads manager.

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Sustainable Transport Alternatives to East West Link – Forum

The forum is this Thursday, September 19, 2013 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm. At the Middle Theatrette, Babel Building; the University of Melbourne Students Linking Melbourne Sustainably (SLiMS) support sustainable transport and oppose the proposed East West Link road. They … Continue reading

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Planning Minister Guy and the NE Link Project

By Ian Hundley Planning Minister and Northern Metropolitan Province MP, Matthew Guy, has recently written to Friends of Banyule

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Posted in Baillieu Government, Banyule Flats, Car Dependency, Doncaster Rail, Hurstbridge rail line, Investment in Rail, Metro Trains, Ne-Link Freeway, Public Transport, Road Lobby, SmartBus, Trains, Uncategorized, Vic Roads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Baillieu freeway bid signals lurch towards roads and a strike against public transport

Writing recently in The Age senior columnist Kenneth Davidson attacked the Baillieu government’s decision to seek funding from the Commonwealth government’s capital  funding body, Infrastructure Australia, for an eighteen kilometre expanded freeway link between

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Smart Roads and Activity Centres

By Kevin Biaggini VicRoads and its Smart Roads Policy, Activity Centres and all the other Vested Interests. What it means for US.

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The State Election, transport and the North East Link

image copyright http://www.danielbowen.com The 2010 state election has seen the defeat of the 11-year-old Labor government and its replacement with a majority Liberal-National Party coalition by the barest of margins. During the election campaign, Friends of Banyule campaigned vigorously against … Continue reading

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