CityLink was supposed to have solved congestion a decade ago. Before that, the extension of the Eastern Freeway to Donvale was supposed to reduce congestion in the eastern suburbs. We’ve had long enough to pronounce a verdict on the evidence. That new roads increase congestion, rather than relieving it, is contrary to naive intuition but has been the consensus of evidence-based transport planners for decades. Unfortunately our Premier is not listening.
TONY MORTON, president, Public Transport Users Association