Government tunnel plans guarantee traffic jams


The Government's transport plans for Wellington are a hodgepodge of failed ideas from the 1960s, say cycling advocates. 
"Everyone, except the Government, knows you simply can't build your way out of congestion," says Patrick Morgan. 
"Extra car tunnels would attract more traffic, jamming up Wellington streets, adding pollution and danger. It's the opposite of what Wellington needs.  It's a slap in the face for Wellington people, who have consistently voted for better public transport, cycling, walking, and affordable housing."
He says it's embarrassing that the new Government is dusting off a failed plan that was rejected a few years ago.

"Highway tunnels under Wellington are an expensive, unpopular and unworkable plan."
Patrick Morgan
Cycling Action Network 
027 563 4733