双语|悉尼和墨尔本双双实施道路升级Sydney versus Melbourne traffic!

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双语|悉尼和墨尔本双双实施道路升级Sydney versus Melbourne traffic!
悉尼F6高速公路延长线

悉尼F6高速公路延长线的第一期工程已经筹款完毕。延长线建成后,司机们就能够绕过23个红绿灯,单次行程最多节省15分钟的时间。

新南威尔士州州长Gladys Berejiklian、财政部长Dominic Perrottet和道路部长Melinda Pavey宣布将建设长四公里的双向隧道,这个隧道能将Arncliffe的M5高速公路和Kogarah的总统大道连通起来。

该道路工程将花费22到26亿澳元,预计将使General Holmes Drive上的车辆减少1万多辆,地方道路上的卡车减少2000辆。

州长Berejiklian表示,是新南威尔士州自由党国家党政府强有力的经济管理使F6高速公路延长线项目成为可能。

新的高速公路项目将大大节省时间
新南威尔士州财政部长Perrottet表示,这个项目是为了改善新南威尔士州的基础设施,让人们的生活更加便利。

新南威尔士州道路部长Pavey称,F6高速公路延长线第一期工程将使其对居民和房屋的影响最小化。

在这一轮征询公共意见之后,政府将发布一份《环境影响声明》。新南威尔士州政府将在2019年开始招标和采购。

为了完成所有的项目,有一些道路将进行收费。新南威尔士州政府将明确告知哪些道路会进行收费,并且将确保除了收费的道路之外,人们还可以选择其他免费的道路。

F6延长线的收费价格为1.77澳元
如果每周交的过路费超过25澳元,使用F6延长线的居民将有资格获得新南威尔士州政府的免费注册礼包。

F6延长线第一期工程还设计了一些连接隧道,为了方便将来连通Kogarah和Loftus地区的公路。

墨尔本的道路升级工程

与此同时,维多利亚州的Andrews工党政府也在进行郊区道路升级。这是对墨尔本主干道路最大的一次投资,共40亿澳元,目的是为了缓解交通拥堵并减少出行时间。

维多利亚州州长Daniel Andrews和道路部长Luke Donnellan在Laverton North的Dohertys Road宣布了道路升级工程的启动,该项目涉及的道路共22条,Dohertys Road是第一条开始施工的道路。

Dohertys Road是西部道路升级工程的第一个项目。这个18亿澳元的项目包括道路拓宽、建设和十字路口的升级,将在接下来3年内改善墨尔本西部8条道路的拥堵情况。

为了缓解拥堵状况,Fitzgerald Road和Grieve Parade之间将额外修建一条双向通道,Princes Freeway上方还将修建一座新的桥。

其他升级项目

Fitzgerald Road和Hume Road将安装新的交通信号灯,原来的Federation Trail将由一个新的人行天桥替代,供行人和自行车使用。此外还将修建新的人行道和自行车道。

Dohertys Road是墨尔本西部工业区的一个重要交通要道,也是一个重要的货运通道,靠近高速公路和墨尔本港,每天有2万多辆车从这条路经过。

Dohertys Road的升级工程将减少居民的出行时间,缓解交通拥堵,减少路上的重型车辆,改善货运通道,并保证自行车和行人的安全。

为了保证道路的通畅,尽量不影响居民出行,Dohertys Road的升级工程将在围栏内进行。但部分车道将会关闭,同时最高限速将会降低。

为了保证墨尔本西部地区的通畅,西部道路升级工程的其他7个项目将会分期完成。这些项目预计将在2021年之前完成。

22亿澳元的道路升级工程

作为维多利亚州2018-2019年预算的一部分,工党政府将投资22亿澳元用于郊区道路升级工程,对北部和东南部地区的13个重要道路进行升级。

维多利亚州州长Andrews表示,这些项目将改善墨尔本西部地区居民赖以出行的道路。

这些工程真的能改善交通状况吗?

维多利亚州和新南威尔士州政府在分别试图改善墨尔本和悉尼的交通状况。我的问题是,更多的道路和升级工程真的能改善交通吗?其中的成本和收益平衡能算是一笔好的投资吗?

澳大利亚的州内政治,不管是自由党还是工党,都变得非常可预测,特别是在交通方面。然而,州政府并没有关注真正的创新,比如发展共享经济,或者让更多人能够在家里网上办公。似乎政府更应该投资推动一些社会变革,这样能够节省成本,对环境也更有利。

 

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 『原文』 Sydney versus Melbourne traffic!

Sydney!

In Sydney, the first section of the F6 Extension, which will allow drivers to bypass 23 sets of traffic lights and save up to 15 minutes on each journey, is now fully funded and open for community feedback.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and NSW Minister for Roads Melinda Pavey released plans for the twin four-kilometre tunnels that will connect the New M5 Motorway at Arncliffe to President Avenue at Kogarah.

The road extension, which is expected to cost between $2.2 to $2.6 billion, will take more than 10,000 vehicles a day off General Holmes Drive and 2000 trucks off local streets.

NSW Premier Berejiklian said it is the NSW Liberals & Nationals strong economic management which has made the F6 Extension possible.

This project is so important because it will allow people to spend less time sitting in traffic and more time at home with their families?

NSW Treasurer Perrottet said this Budget was about investment in people and the infrastructure that makes a difference to lives across NSW.

NSW Minister Pavey said Stage 1 of the F6 extension has been designed to minimise disruption to the community and to minimise property impacts.

Following this round of community consultation, an Environmental Impact Statement will be completed and exhibited. The NSW Government is targeting tendering and procurement to be underway in 2019.

In order to deliver on all of these projects some roads will be tolled, and the NSW Government wants to be up front with the community now and say this is one of those roads which will be tolled, but as always there will be a free alternative, NSW Minister Pavey said.

The toll for the F6 Extension is planned to be $1.77 each way for cars (2017 dollars), cheap?

Users of the F6 Extension will also be eligible for the NSW Government’s free registration package, should they spend $25 or more a week on tolls.

The design for Stage 1 of the F6 extension includes connection tunnels to facilitate future components of the F6 between Kogarah and Loftus, which are in development.

Melbourne!

In Melbourne, work is now underway on the VIC Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade, the biggest ever investment in Melbourne’s arterial road network to slash congestion and improve travel times.

VIC Premier Daniel Andrews and VIC Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan visited Dohertys Road in Laverton North to announce the start of work on the first of the 22 key road upgrades, part of the Labor Government’s $4 billion Suburban Roads Upgrade.

The Dohertys Road upgrade is the first project of the Western Roads Upgrade. The $1.8 billion project includes road widening, duplications and intersection upgrades to fix eight congested roads in Melbourne’s west over the next three years.

Drivers will benefit from an additional lane in each direction between Fitzgerald Road and Grieve Parade and a second bridge over the Princes Freeway to drive down congestion.

Upgrades at five key intersections are also planned.

New traffic lights will be installed at Fitzgerald Road and Hume Road, while a new overpass will be built for cyclists and pedestrians using the Federation Trail. Additional walking and cycling paths will be constructed.

Dohertys Road is a key connection between industrial areas in the western suburbs, as well as important freight routes, nearby freeways and the Port of Melbourne, carrying up to 20,000 vehicles each day.

The Dohertys Road upgrade will help improve journey times, slash congestion, take heavy vehicles off local roads, improve freight links and keep cyclists and pedestrians safe from busy traffic.

Construction work will occur behind barriers to keep Dohertys Road open and minimise impact on commuters. Some lane closures and speed reductions may be required.

Major construction on the other seven projects in the Western Roads Upgrade will be done in stages to keep Melbourne’s western suburbs moving. The project is expected to be completed by 2021.

$2.2 billion buys what?

As part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19, the Labor Government is investing $2.2 billion in the Suburban Roads Upgrade to fix 13 key roads across the northern and south-east suburbs.

VIC Premier Andrews said these projects will fix the suburban roads people in Melbourne’s west rely on.

So that they can spend less time stuck in traffic and more time with friends and family doing the things they enjoy!

As you can see both state Governments are looking after traffic in the two biggest cities of Australia. My question is, do more roads and upgrades really help and is the cost benefit there to call it a good investment?

State politics, be it Liberal or Labor, in Australia, has become somewhat predictable of late, especially in transport. However, no Government seems to look at real innovation, like more share economy and more working online from home. It seems social change would be a much better investment for the dollar and the environment than more of the same.

How do you see it?

A. More of the same?

B. Social change?

C. Do not care?

Please comment!

作者Author:Roger Hausmann/Federal Parliamentary Journalist澳洲联邦记者

本文翻译Translator:周吉吉Julie

本文编辑Editor:周吉吉Julie