Opinion: Let me take Mr Reddyhough on tour of Roe 8

An opponent to Roe 8 on during protests. Picture: Bryce Luff
An opponent to Roe 8 on during protests. Picture: Bryce Luff

IN answer to (No freight fright, Gazette Jan 31), has Mr Reddyhough even visited the areas of Roe 8 and future suggested roads to make an educated comment, rather than speculation?

I suggest not and I invite him to do so with myself as a tour guide.

The 6000 trucks per day that it is suggested travel to Fremantle will still be on WA roads, seeing that none are actually being removed from any road, freeway or highway.

Will Leach Highway have no truck movement if Roe 8 is built? Is this what the Government and Mr Reddyhough want us to believe?

Shifting trucks doesn’t mean removing trucks from roads .

Those trucks will still be spewing toxic ‘airborne carcinogenic particles ‘, just through more suburbs and become traffic issues for other councils and residents of those suburbs where these noisy , toxic, slow accelerating vehicles will be travelling through at all hours of the day.

The nonsense from people for Roe 8 who don’t even live in the affected areas – or have even ventured anywhere near this proposed, 60-year outdated project – should go and have a look for themselves.

We will still be talking about congestion 20 years on and eventually realise that roads, highways or freeways are not, have not and will never be the answer to road congestion.

History has proven that, here in 2017.

M. NARDI,

Bibra Lake.