NSW Greens hammer toll roads

In what could be a recurring theme running up to the NSW election in March, the Greens are persisting on light rail, while throwing salvos at toll roads

NSW Greens hammer toll roads
NSW Greens hammer toll roads

December 15, 2010

NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge is the latest member of his party to push for a light rail solution for Sydney’s clogged public transport network.

Shoebridge is pushing for light rail infrastructure to be built post-NSW election 2011 linking Sydney's inner-west and south-east.

He wants the NSW Government to shift its focus from tollways to fast, efficient public transport, believing light rail is the answer.

"Commuters and businesses are desperate for a long-term solution to Sydney's congestion woes, which cost Sydney's economy an estimated $3.5 billion per year," Shoebridge claims.

"Public transport spending is good value for taxpayers.

"Creating safer, cleaner and faster ways of getting to and from work should be a priority for NSW."

He says encouraging car use with more motorways and toll roads will be a dead-end of congestion and pollution for Sydney.

"Per kilometre, light rail track is far more economical," says Shoebridge.

"This proposal should be seriously considered in the next budget cycle."

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