Auckland city council have a Plan to build new Tunnels around Auckland to control the traffic because heavy traffic in Auckland CITY, they have calculation that after 20 years in central city, People can drive the car only 8k per hour, mean very slow traffic. very large Project asking central GOVT for money and will be increase the Local taxes. Auckland city council must have experts who calculate very carefully with the help of all information available and what I see no one have objection. “YES MINISTER Policy”
2013 Census Auckland Papulation
1,415,550 people usually live in Auckland. This is an increase of 110,592 people, or 8.5 percent, since the 2006 Census. Auckland has 33.4 percent of New Zealand's population
1.4 million papulation if you compare other cites in the world that papulation can fit in their one suburb and they don’t have problem of traffic, Auckland public transport system is not great, very expensive may only cover 30% of the city. If you want to go difference derations you need to come city and then use difference deration transport that the one failure of Auckland city council , long list of their failures. That the proof in New Zealand politicians work with “YES MINISTER Policy” because no one have objection.
Auckland council Have more elected members than to New Zealand national assembly, It mean Auckland city council have Quantity but not Quality. What was the reason to increase the Quantity? they never came in public and serve them only you see them when they need vote.
Before I come to traffic , I want to mention some larger failures of Auckland city council, may people now forget. One of them was build a Dam in Auckland, about 20 years ago, Auckland have shortage of water,
GOVT was requesting to people through TV and Radios , save the water we have shortage of water, don’t wash cars, less use water in toilets. Well time pass and Auckland city council have good chance to increase the water rates: I remember we was paying $125 a year and city council increase to $220 a year. Lot’s protests every where but Auckland city say , we need to build a dam after 20 years(always use 20 years) Auckland will have shortage of water.Plan , area was publisher in newspapers. Now rates are about $1500 a year, “WHERE IS THE DAM”? no more talk and we don’t have shortage of water.
When Last Rugby Cup was held in New Zealand, Auckland city council spend 300 millions on road, if you look around Auckland road work always on, “MAKE IT BREAK IT” may Auckland city council only have Experty in road work. Three hundreds millions spend on roads, I spend lot of time on these road I cannot see any improvement than before , only thing I see are Patches every where, I never read in new Zealand or in oversea, Media breaking news about new Zealand roads, what was the reason to spend this money “EASY COME EASY GO” did anybody asked them Question , that money go in drain. With this money why not they Build the Disney Land with cutting edge Technology or many other new ideas that break the news in the world.
Last 30 years how much Auckland city spend the money on “make it and break it” with this money If they build new interesting places we can lead in tourist industry and bring more tourists and business in Auckland “happy Auckland” YES MINISTER WORK AGAIN ”.
I remember when I was in school, teachers always tell us Communist Countries “Brain Wash” their people I never been in communist country so what I say here? Is the people have power to make their own decision or they just follow?
If you see in the world, they build Tunnels , super highway, express ways , So the traffic continues move. Even police have slogan “slow down” won’t interrupt traffic as long traffic continues move. So what they do in these special Highway less the exit, 3 or 4 tracks ( one way rule) some middle east countries they don’t even have speed limit to drive you can drive as fast you want, 80% accidents happen cars rollover because of speed, you don’t see many American cars in New Zealand these countries home of American cars, that where you can see the difference between Japanese cars and American cars . Less exit mean fast continues traffic moving, you can complete your journey less than half time, these are the road where People make the record, fastest car of the world. But Auckland city council want make Tunnels for Auckland only, because too much traffic on roads. Will that Tunnels will work? “No 100% No” because these tunnels have exit on every suburb and after exit must be traffic lights, so traffic will stop for green light, how long will take to fill these Tunnels and then traffic block again: we are on same place where we start and money go in drain. NO QUESTION ASK. “YES MINISTER WILL WORK AGAIN”
Size of Auckland papulation next 50 years, Auckland no need these Tunnels unless we speed up to make babies.( sorry but I must say, we are also lazy to make babies that why we need migrates)
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia ) call city of Bridges, where traffic lights are replace with bridges or tunnels (underground).
Second very importance is Pedestrians crossing that another reason to delay the traffic,
Just an example, Queen street (downtown) Auckland, Busy pedestrians crossing, twice traffic lights on(green) for pedestrians and then traffic move, Peak time take 20 minutes from bottom of queen street to reach upper queen street that where you need tunnel to replace traffic lights and Pedestrians crossing through “tunnel Escalator” or latest ” bridge Escalator” Make Auckland city Beautiful
this will solve traffic problems in Auckland plus will bring more tourists and “ HAPPY AUCKLAND”