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A PUBLIC transport advocacy group and a Greens MP reject Infrastructure NSW's conclusion that buses are the most "appropriate" option for Sydney over the next two decades.
The State Infrastructure Strategy, released by Infrastructure NSW this month, concluded that "buses will remain the most appropriate public transport mode for most of Sydney over the next two decades".
The independent body set up by the state government proposed a $2 billion underground bus tunnel in the CBD to ease bus congestion on city roads.
EcoTransit convenor Gavin Gatenby said it was a "bizarre conclusion".
"The problem with the bus network in Sydney is that it's reached saturation point. Buses have a role to play but they are clogging the city," Mr Gatenby said.
EcoTransit has campaigned for light rail to run down Parramatta Rd and for an extension from Lilyfield to Barangaroo.
, with Mr Gatenby saying the WestConnex freeway project was just a "doomed attempt to rescue tollway companies".
The group has also proposed the White Bay Green Link project, which would extend light rail from Lilyfield to Barangaroo via White Bay and Gladstone Park in Balmain.
Balmain Greens MP Jamie Parker said a light rail extension could ease inner west bus congestion.
"While buses will always be an important aspect of Sydney's transport network, the high-capacity transport option of light rail is criticale
This article first appeared on inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au
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