Thursday, August 6, 2015
Until you start talking about people and not motorists, cyclists or pedestrians, Sydney will continue to be held back.
Until you focus on just people, congestion will continue to clog up our streets.
Until you embrace the concept that building roads is 'old school,' we are doomed to choke on bitumen and drown.
Roads are not the future, and you are being recklessly wilful pretending that they are.
Fossil-fuels are out just like 'fossil-politicians.'
History will not look kindly on you for perpetuating the vicious cycle of automobile dependency
Why do you remain so committed to your roads infrastructure plans?
Why do you make it so difficult for voters to walk around this city?
Why do you make it so difficult for voters to cycle around this city?
Why do you make it so difficult for voters to take public transport around this city?
What's in it for you that we don't know about?
Other transport and road 'leaders' from other global cities seem to want to make their cities liveable - you seem to want the reverse - and it's working for you, Duncan ... Sydney is in reverse.
Well done, you!
But transport and road leaders like you are supposed to be making it easier for people like me to live sustainably - and if you don't, Duncan, leaders like you will eventually be discarded.
Your current 'business-as-usual' approach to roads and transport is catastrophic, and a deadly battle for territory which in addition to being crazy and bad for the city's economics, is unconscionable in its contination of subsidies to oil-fuelled transport.
The Sydney you are envisaging is not the Sydney we want.
The Sydney you are envisaging is not a city about life.
So know this ... if your roads go ahead ... one day we will bury them - there is precedent.
Therefore, Duncan, think very carefully ...
... whilst our future lives are in your hands, your place in history is in ours.
Sue (no-relation-to-tony) Abbott