In the late 1970s in Sydney it was the South-West freeway, now the M5, that drew heavy opposition.
Today it’s the WestConnex, but as far as EcoTransit Sydney’s Gavin Gatenby is concerned the fundamentals have not changed.
Gatenby, no stranger to agitation on behalf of more equitable and sustainable outcomes, has interviewed former NSW Supreme Court judge David Kirby, who conducted a thorough review of radial freeways on behalf of the NSW government at the time, starting in 1979.Read More »Video: Gavin Gatenby & David Kirby on WestConnex & history repeating
Video: Gavin Gatenby & David Kirby, QC, BA, LLB. on WestConnex & history repeating. The Fifth Estate: Unfinished Business – The Kyeemagh-Chullora Road Inquiry and… Read More »Unfinished Business – The Kyeemagh–Chullora Road Inquiry and the future of Sydney
SMH: How the light rail extension really got off the ground Gavin Gatenby (March 27, 2014)
The way Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian tells it, Thursday’s opening of the Dulwich Hill light rail extension is entirely the achievement of the O’Farrell Government.Read More »How the light rail extension really got off the ground
702 ABC Sydney: Does the new Inner West Light Rail deliver the best for users? By Matthew Bevan (27 March, 2014)
Some elements of the Inner West Light Rail Extension may leave a little to be desired, according to a transport expert.Read More »Does the new Inner West Light Rail deliver the best for users?
AltMedia: New calls to complete Eastern Suburbs Railway May 9, 2013
Controversy over the CBD and South East Light Rail project has reignited debate about the incomplete Eastern Suburbs Railway line, with Surry Hills residents claiming its completion could negate the need for the light rail project.Read More »New calls to complete Eastern Suburbs Railway
AltMedia: Fresh impetus for Oxford St light rail April 25, 2013
Local political and business leaders have vowed to continue the fight for light rail along Oxford St, despite the State Government’s decision to build Sydney’s first new light rail lines since the year 2000 on Devonshire St instead of Oxford St.Read More »Fresh impetus for Oxford St light rail
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… Read More »WestConnex: Greiner’s folly – Part 1: A project overtaken by events
I spent some time yesterday looking back at the origins of the debate about Sydney Trains Network versus the so-called ‘metro” vision of the current… Read More »LEARNING THE LESSONS OF HISTORY IN PLANNING SYDNEY’S RAIL SYSTEM
In 2012 NSW’s O’Farrell Government announced that Sydney’s long-awaited North West Rail Link would proceed, but only as a metro-style, privatised operation. In addition, the Epping-Chatswood tunnel and its stations would be modified so that it could not be used by modern double-deck suburban trains.Read More »Unfit for purpose
WasteConnex is THE highest priority project for construction, consulting and finance. Thirty-three kilometres of tollways will transform tollway revenue collection and provide vital state support… Read More »WasteConnex – Infrastructure NSW’s highest priority project
SMH: Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb Jacob Saulwick August 23, 2012
Trams would be returned to Parramatta Road, running from Broadway as far west as Strathfield under a proposal from a public transport advocacy group.
The proposal, from EcoTransit, comes amid renewed interest in transport options for the inner west, with the state government also set to consider motorway options for the struggling arterial corridor.Read More »Parramatta Road plan kicks buses to the kerb
Sydneysiders are trying to get out of their cars and onto public transport but the city’s most important public transport system is at capacity. Two… Read More »Two more tracks: How to boost Sydney’s commuter rail capacity
SMH: What’s stopping the light rail? An old piece of paper Jacob Saulwick September 17, 2011
Commuters are feeling the impact of another poorly designed public private partnership, as a stand-off between the NSW government and the operator of the light-rail line delays construction of the 5.7-kilometre extension through the inner west.Read More »What’s stopping the light rail? An old piece of paper