Come and join us and help with the campaign
Next Organising Group Meeting
- When: Saturday 25th May 2013 at 3pm
- Where: Councillors Lounge, City of Fremantle (up the curved stairs at the back of the building)
listen to - Background Briefing a program about diesel particulate pollution
watch - Why shift freight from road to rail? Presentation by Gaye Page-Burt to the January 31 Sustainable Transport Forum in the Fremantle Town Hall.
The Road to Rail campaign was launched in August 2011 by Fremantle community members in response to the increasing volume of heavy vehicle traffic through our residential areas. We are concerned about greenhouse gas emissions, particulate and other pollution, noise and unsafe road conditions and are calling for freight on rail to keep our roads, climate and community safe...
Did you know?
It once again poses the question of how the Fremantle Port freight task is to be achieved: by truck or by train?
The Department of Transport (DoT) has announced plans to lift freight movements through the Port of Fremantle using B-double trucks 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This will require over 1000 truck movements per day, at least 46 per hour.
If only 30% of shipping containers were transported by rail the number of trucks on the road would diminish to the level they were in 2002.
From the Wheatbelt to the Port - Rail is the Way! Trucks: No Way!
300 kms of regional WA Tier 3 rail lines are to be closed down. This will increase the number of trucks on metropolitan roads.