Operation Lifesaver – Puhoi to Warkworth

Yesterday the Campaign for Better Transport presented to the ARC our alternative options for the current “holiday highway” motorway proposal:

  • Based on current trends, up to 50 more people could die on this dangerous stretch of road by the time the $1.5+bn motorway is completed
  • The current motorway proposal will run parallel to the SH1, as a tolled route.  SH1 will remain as is, without any modifications to it.
  • For a fraction of the cost we can implement significant safety and traffic improvements. The current proposal does not stack up economically.

Josh Arbury has blogged more on this here.  The ARC has just issued a press release in support of our proposal here. Hopefully some sanity will prevail on how we best spend our transport dollars.

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