I read that report this morning and it made my blood boil.
I see that the writer of this opinion piece is "an adjunct professor at RMIT researching how to measure the cost of traffic congestion. He is
the former independent reviewer for CityLink and a VicRoads director responsible for the design and construction of major parts of the Eastern Freeway, Monash Freeway and the Western Ring Road." Maybe he should talk to some of his colleagues at RMIT about their views of the link.
Some of the comments are interesting, including this one: "Doug Harley was head of traffic modelling in VicRoads. He is a road engineer of 27 years experience at VicRoads so he knows what he's talking about and has no problem with building good roads. I'll bet on Harley's hands on experience over the good Prof's any day. Doug Harley called the traffic modelling done by a private consultancy for the E-W as "dodgy" and "inflated". He refused to sign off on it."