Author Archives for Philip Greenwood

West abandoned to truck torment

October 18, 2012 1 Comment

West abandoned to truck torment, an opinion piece in The Age October 10 2012 NOTHING better illustrates the western suburbs’ second-class status than the feeble efforts to control truck traffic through their neighbourhoods.Over two decades of rising congestion, noise and pollution, the Kennett, Bracks, Brumby and now Baillieu governments have all offered plans but never
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Yarraville pollution to be measured

April 5, 2012

According to Maribyrnong Weekly this week… THE health impacts of diesel smoke from the thousands of trucks passing through residential streets in Yarraville each day will be measured for the first time in a decade.Environment Protection Authority Victoria will soon set up an air-monitoring station near the Yarraville community centre on Francis Street, Yarraville. The
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Australians want trucks off our roads

July 5, 2011

Almost 70 percent of Australians want truck movements restricted to non-peak periods and 50 percent of Australians want large trucks banned from cities, according to polling released today by a public transport and health coalition.The poll, of 1500 Australians was released at a Parliament House Summit addressing the issues of carbon pollution, road congestion, our
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