WestConnex: Greiner’s folly – Part 1: A project overtaken by events

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Nick Greiner’s WestConnex proposal would cost at least $15 billion and take more than a decade to complete. In this video series EcoTransit Sydney will show that that would be time and money tragically wasted.

This video explains how per-capita vehicle use has fallen to the level of 20 years ago and total vehicle kilometres travelled have been virtually flatlining for nine years, while demand for public transport has surged beyond peak-period capacity. In this situation it’s possible, with projects and policies far cheaper than WestConnex, to dramatically reduce road traffic and build a more liveable, sustainable, Sydney.

Future installments will look at the project’s impacts, the politics and personalities and the alternatives.