Westconnex – pros and cons
Sydney’s roads seem to be becoming one big parking lot, but is there respite in sight?
2SER has looked in detail at Westconnex, the transport project to link Sydney’s west with the CBD. We’ve focused mainly on the issues it’s created for residents living near construction – the pollution, disruptions and forced sale of homes. But could the pain all be worth it if the city’s chronic traffic problems are solved?
Journalist Kristin O’Connell has covered the Westconnex story for Reportage Online, interviewing transport experts, interest group spokespersons, affected residents; and attending community forums. She joined Sam who asked what are transport experts saying on the expected impact of Westconnex on traffic flows to and from the CBD?
Producer: Oliver Jacques