Apart from National being the ones who underfunded road maintenance to the pothole collapse its become and apart from National who allowed heavier trucks from their mates in the Trucking Industry and Forestry Industry to rip up those roads in the first place, the debate around our collapsing road network goes from ‘FUCK ALL CYCLISTS to BUILD MORE ROADS’.
It’s the right who underfund our roading network, it’s the Left who have to pay for the public transport infrastructure.
Look, I’m not saying we don’t need better roads, I’m staying you can’t build those roads witho0ut building into it public transport options.
It’s not one or the other, you need roads PLUS you need public transport infrastructure built into those roads!
All National are promising is grossly underfunded roading programs with none of the public transport funding necessary to make those roads efficient!
Our transport emissions are a huge part of our pollution profile, we need free public transport in Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Christchurch and Dunedin and we need far better public transport upgrades everywhere ALONGSIDE building more roads.
Ignoring one without the other is pure bullshit that will provide no solutions!
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