Congestion pricing coming to New Zealand

Congestion pricing coming to New Zealand
Congestion pricing works both in theory and practice. (Image: Deposit Photos)
David Greig
Traffic congestion is bad in New Zealand’s main cities and will get worse as the population increases.International experience shows that building more roads is not the answer – “you can’t build your way out of congestion.” More public transport and bike lanes help only to a degree.The best approach, shown in Singapore and elsewhere, is putting a price on the use of scarce road space at peak times. This encourages switching travel to quieter times, switching from cars to other modes, or finding alternatives to trav...

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