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We have a secret Westconnex map showing part of Leichhardt that is to be resumed and turned into 4 to 12 story blocks of flats under the proposed Greiner-NSW Government Westconnex plan. Pollution stacks and tunnel exits will flood our suburb with car exhaust and rat runners.
Find out the details at two meetings:
Leichhardt Town Hall: 10/10/13 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Dundas Community Centre: 12/10/13 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Come to one of the public meetings to find out more...
Find out more - http://westconnex.info
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgEdit added March 2016:
are they going to widen the City West Link too, to take the extra vehicles heading to the Anzac bridge?
Yes Bob, there once was a plan to widen the CWL on the northern side where there is a walk/bikeway along most of Parramatta Rd to Balmain Rd route. Since then a childcare centre has been built over part of it (but they can get rid of that, can't they) and bridgework would have to be constructed over the railway cutting at least.Cyclists and pedestrians could be told to take Lilyfield Rd - that hill might be classed as a major public health benefit!
Actually the real problem would be widening Anzac Bridge but here again pedestrians/cyclists could be booted out and the laneway taken for cars. For pedestrians/cyclists they might do a "NipponClipon" hanging off the underside of the AB. Too bad if an extra tall sailing boat wanted to come through, cyclists would cop it again.
Some more here from a new bike coalition of Australian Cyclist Party and Cycle. Bicycle NSW is also calling for a separated cycleway between Parramatta and the City along the Westconnex corridor. It doesnt have to be on or next to the proposed motorway, just so long as it gives a good east-west link.
They don't even have to build the motorway, the cycleway is justified on its own merits, probably far more than the motorway is, according to cost/benefit analyses!
Latest Westconnex plan (SMH July 21, 2016) includes a tunnel from Iron Cove Bridge under Rozelle to the Goods Yard near Easton Park. To counter the claims of loss of open space they now say the motorway will be in a trench when it emerges from the tunnels under Leichhardt and Forest Lodge, and that extensive parklands will be provided in the goods yard area. Artist impressions, which are all we get to see, show bike paths through the yards to White Bay.