NO TUNNELS UNDER PARKVILLE
Wake up people! The Eastern freeway once had plans for a tram route, wouldn’t that relieve some of the pressure? Of course the $20 billion worth of roads will be another “public-private partnership” – and as anyone who has travelled at peak hour on the upgraded Tullamarine or the Monash Freeways know, you pay a heavy price to sit in a car park parading as a major arterial.
Melbourne has the opportunity to take a visionary leap to a city that relies less on cars and more on mass transport. Want people to leave their vehicles at home? Make trams and trains free – after all we are propping up the private operators to the tune of millions each year as it is.
But more big tunnel to create less traffic jams? Go back to the drawing board Rod.
See Edington’s grand plan.