Letter to Councillor: English Task

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Dear Councilor,
We are a facing traffic menace that seems to get no respite from frequent traffic snarls. Local residents in the Canterbury Bankstown region are unanimously groaning under the weight of the chaotic traffic management of some of Sydney’s busiest and well known roads and without a kinetic and curated strategy the quandary will continue to choke our city.
Average travel times for commuting trips by both car and public transport for Greater Western Sydney residents are on a daily basis longer than for the rest of Sydney. With a constant foot on the brake, commuters are finding it hard to keep moving . In recent findings by the Department of transport, the average commuting time of residents within this region has crawled to an intolerable 34 minutes one way only to be further delayed in ravaging weather conditions.
With the transport system unravelling everywhere, projections on other vital fronts are further cause for pessimism. Not surprisingly, public transport's decline is counterbalanced by growth in car ownership and increased saturation of traffic volumes on the city's packed roads. This limited choice for intra- regional travel and the lack of key public transport linkages to employment opportunities, facilities and services exacerbates the existing traffic dilemma.
The State Government had hoped its Metropolitan Strategy would guide the city's growth. Instead, the strategy has become a lightning rod for all sorts of dissidents all yearning for a new direction. Little attention has been given to how the intended direction of these reforms – especially the pursuit of efficiency, effectiveness and community engagement through strategic and corporate planning – interacts with frameworks for political and community governance.
The current academic, and to some extent, political focus in Australia appears to be moving away from how to…...

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