New road will worsen traffic woes

TODAY Voices
Mar 22, 2012

New road will worsen traffic woes

Letter from Tan Wee Cheng

I AM a Thomson resident, and I expect traffic to worsen and noise pollution to intensify with the new road across Bukit Brown.

I notice that the traffic jam along Lornie Road is not so much due to southbound traffic but mostly because the Pan-Island Expressway traffic is too heavy, and traffic cannot filter onto the PIE. The Government should widen the PIE, not build a new road.

Studies done around the world have shown that whenever more roads are built in an area already with a dense road network, the traffic situation deteriorates.

It is better to find more ways to control car numbers and immigration which has fuelled the car population than to build more roads and destroy what little open, green space we have.