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Lack of traffic congestion used to be one of Wairarapa’s best attributes.
I say ‘‘used to be’’ because I’ve noticed an alarming trend lately. Heavy traffic on State Highway 2 during non-peak hours.
Our sister newspaper the Dominion Post led with a story on the front page this week about more traffic in Wellington congesting their roads for longer and it looks like the problem is spilling over the hill.
The prospect of a regional fuel tax is on the horizon and though it is unpalatable to most to have to pay more at the pump, regional transport has to be a priority and that also includes rail.
It’s all very well saying transport should be user pays, but that’s like saying the rest of the body should not take care of the blood circulation network.
Transportation is critical to civilisation and when it grinds to a halt, it’s a sign of a sickening system.
Let’s not let our traffic go the way of Auckland, which would also be a great place to live if it wasn’t such a nightmare to get around. - Piers Fuller Through Neighbourly, you can read the latest news direct from the Wellington newsroom and submit story ideas to our journalists. Neighbourly gives you the chance to meet people who’ll get your heart racing, whether it be a neighbourhood running club or a free boot camp in the local park. Neighbourly can be used as a digital marketplace that you can share unwanted goods with your neighbours, whether it be free lemons or selling a microwave. Pets can sometimes get lost if they stray too far from their home. Neighbourly members can list lost or found pets in the hope of reuniting them with their owners.