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10 Aug 2022: North west transport network business case farce!

Started by ozbob, August 10, 2022, 03:45:12 AM

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ozbob

North west transport network business case farce!

10th August 2022

No surprise that Brisbane City Council has recommended a $9.5 billion six lane road tunnel in the North West Transport Corridor (1).

In developing the business case they have dismissed the fact the majority want rail and active transport improvements, not more congestion inducing toll road tunnels (2).

Attempts to ' public transport wash ' the proposed 6 lane road tunnel business case are in the words of the Transport Minister ' feeble '. There is no way a giant tunnel that could accommodate 6 lanes of traffic and a co-located double rail line could be built and operated safely. Rail access is needed for fast rail to and from the Sunshine Coast. A rail tunnel is realistically the best option.

Gympie road is well capable of supporting bus rapid transit, without the side cost of $9.5 billion for a road tunnel.

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References:

1. North west transport network
https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/traffic-and-transport/roads-infrastructure-and-bikeways/bridges-tunnels-culverts-and-transport-links/north-west-transport-network

2. BCC Transport Planning Stuck in Last Century 2nd August 2020  https://railbotforum.org/yourls/1g

" RAIL Back On Track Members note that the residents of north Brisbane "get it" with the vast majority responding to the BCC online survey that better active and public transport is the key, not new roads, despite a Brisbane City Council push to build a new North West Transport Corridor. More than half (56 per cent) of the 1368 residents who responded to the council's online poll on the best way to improve transport in the northwest said they wanted better train and bus services.  Another 12 per cent said bicycle networks needed to be improved with only 26 per cent said roads were the best way to fix the area's transport woes.  The results were even more overwhelming for face-to-face polls, with two-thirds of respondents calling for better public transport and 9 per cent better bike infrastructure. ... "
Half baked projects, have long term consequences ...
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