This morning an accident in Forestville reportedly caused a tail-back on Warringah Road as far as Beacon Hill. $500 million spent on roading around the hospital won't help that situation one iota. Yet Mike Baird (Manly Daily, 8 Nov) says the "upgraded" Warringah Road will provide an alternative route to the City and relieve pressure on the Spit Bridge/Military Road corridor.
This, and the B-Line scheme, are Bandaid policy. The Northern Beaches badly need a third major route to the CBD. But of course the short-sighted sell-everything state government has sold off the land they had earmarked for just such a project.
And still they want to cram ever more people into the Peninsula! Madness!
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.