A 2013 road count for Stirling Bridge and High Street east reported heavy vehicles accounted for less than 13 per cent, so let us say 87 per cent is the rest of us going about our day but more importantly services such as emergency, courier, trades, medical and tourism.
Public transport has theoretical strong support; however, what components of the 87 per cent are able to convert to public transport? Considering most live in low-density developments, to consider grand increases in buses, trams and rail services who will accept grand planning changes.
With a port reaching capacity and railed containers being increased to 30 per cent, will there be much increase in heavy vehicle traffic?
If all containers are railed to Latitude 32, would this increase transport cost and broaden road congestion.
Regarding the Beeliar wetlands, no lake will be filled and bridging for sensitive areas will allow cross flow of flora and fauna.
Wouldn�t this be better than the present separation by Hope Road?
With pollution, on balance we would have a traffic shift over the whole wetland system (Mt Pleasant to Baldivis) including Leach Highway (adjacent Booragoon Lake), North Lake Road and Beeliar Drive.
Wouldn�t it be more efficient and beneficial that vehicles produce least noise, combustion, tyre wear and brake dust pollution by travelling at constant power and speed?
The City of Cockburn commissioned two independent traffic reports (2006 and 2013) comparing options and forecast Roe 8 to overwhelmingly reduce rat-running, future congestion, road upgrades and maintenance.
Roe 8 is part of a grander scheme to provide efficient access for the future. If Roe 8, 9 and the Fremantle Eastern Bypass were in place, I would have saved variably 10 � 20 per cent of fuel and 20 � 30 per cent of travel time over nine years.
HAYDEN SHENTON, Munster.