04 September 2009
Odgers: Freeways no time-saving magic bullet: study
(The Age, 4 September 2009)
Billions of dollars spent building freeways across Melbourne since 1995 have failed to deliver the spectacular time savings promised to justify their construction, a study to be published today shows.
Transport analyst John Odgers, from RMIT’s school of management in the first analysis of its kind for Melbourne has reviewed the promises made by consulting groups whose work was used to successfully argue for several big freeways built in Melbourne since the 1990s.