Give people transport choices and get right tools for the job

Published on 10/06/2022 at 9:18 am.

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There’s freedom to getting around a city easily without a car. You can leave your home without looking at the timetable, show up at the station or stop and within minutes you’re being chauffeured towards your destination without a care in the world for traffic or parking or dodgy driving.

Most of the time in New Zealand that freedom doesn’t exist.

Instead, the vast majority of both our transport funding and our public street space is dedicated to a single mode – the private motor vehicle.

Transport should be about selecting the right tools for the job. If the job is to move tiny groups of people in massive numbers of private cars then we should build more roads until we run out of space. If the job is to move many thousands of people smoothly round a city with constrained public space then we need to do things differently.

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