Calls for congestion charges to be introduced across New Zealand
Auckland and Wellington drivers loose on average 118 and 150 hours respectively each year due to traffic congestion. This has a significant impact on individuals and businesses
Think-tank, The New Zealand Initiative has recommended introducing conjestion charges, similar to what is in force, and proven to work in London and Singapore.
The Mayors of Auckland and Wellington are supportive but stressed the importance that any revenue from the charges should be used to improve public transport.