The project is outdated and has a large opportunity cost. It’s money that won’t be available to spend on transport projects with greater benefits. Wellingtonians of a certain age seem to be completely convinced it will save the region, but all the evidence from around the world shows that urban highways aggravate traffic, result in people travelling longer distances and having to spend more money just to get around. That’s not good for the economy, and it will diminish Wellington’s natural character and advantages as a compact, public transport friendly region.
This is a cross-post from The Daily Blog. Originally published here http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2013/09/17/trainspotting-nationals-ppp-swindle/#sthash.zmiNsxG2.dpuf Yet another round of financial difficulty for a private toll-road in Australia highlights Read More