The Age Letters: Road to oblivion (September 11, 2008)
It is not surprising to read (The Age, 10/9) that the RACV has another expensive wish list of road building projects, but it is dismaying that the state’s peak motoring body still takes no responsibility for the contribution of transport emissions to global warming.
As the disastrous impacts of climate change become more and more apparent, the RACV buries its head in the sand and asks the Government to just keep rolling out the same old projects that have built a congested and car-dependent city now ill-equipped to deal with the great changes we must make if we are to avert dangerous climate change.
If Melbourne is going to spend billions of dollars on transport infrastructure, this expenditure must go into projects aimed at substantial reduction of our emissions. This means radical reform and expansion of public transport services, not more roads.
John Cox, Fitzroy