That’s what Chris Kearney, vice-president TomTom Asia Pacific, said three years ago during a visit to NZ. “Studies have shown over the years that building new motorways or freeways does not eliminate congestion.” The answer is managing the network better and public transport is a key part of it.  The TomTom website page on city traffic congestion is here.

That’s why we are unenthusiastic about extending the Kapiti Expressway past Peka Peka and agree with Nigel Wilson that the money would be better spent double tracking and electrifying the railway from Waikanae to Otaki.

John Klaphake is a guy who Geoffrey went to school with in the early 1970s; we wish him well.