Port needs port

WHAT chance would Melville’s road funding have of surviving Professor Peter Newman�s analysis when he never considered the looming traffic crisis in Melville with a projected 50 per cent growth over the next five years?

He never considered the accidents that occur between trucks and light vehicles on Melville roads, which is twice the average for the metropolitan area.

Neither did he consider the benefits of getting trucks on a free-flowing, lights-free road to the port – removing cancer-causing particles and greenhouse gases from our urban environment.

In last week’s Times, the professor was reported as saying that ports should not be located in cities.

Can someone please inform the independent professor that Fremantle is a port city and without the port, it is a ghost town.

MILOS NEDVED, Willetton.