Building more motorways is not the answer to traffic congestion

Published on 19/04/2022 at 8:23 am.

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As many Wellingtonians fled the city last week for an Easter break, they enjoyed the luxury of driving on the impressive new Transmission Gully motorway – to be followed by sitting in a queue of traffic, apparently up to 15km long at times, outside Ōtaki.

Although some hoped Transmission Gully would solve our transport problems – and it is solving problems for Kāpiti residents travelling up and down the coast – it’s no silver bullet. The problem is now further north from Ōtaki to Levin, and once we fix that with expensive, new roads and then fix Levin to Palmerston North ...

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