This photo from Lennart Nout on Twitter today of the morning peak shows that the problem with traffic in Auckland isn’t a lack of roads. During the off peak and during times like school holidays there is more than enough capacity available on the roads.
This is looking north from Northcote Rd
Rush hour traffic during school holidays. This shows that yes, we do have enough roads in Auckland. pic.twitter.com/7NPYfaLLJe
— Lennart Nout (@lennartnout) April 21, 2014
What we really need to address is how we move people during peak times. In my view investing in alternatives like the Congestion Free Network is the best way to do that.