Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.nzta.govt.nz
The NZ Transport Agency researched the last several years of Labour Day holiday traffic around New Zealand and published the information on it’s web site at with PDF maps for each of the North and South Islands http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic-and-travel-information/holiday-congestion-hot-spots/. It then promoted the information to the news media and it was covered on TV, radio, newspapers, web sites and social media.It was prett hard to miss.
It was pretty much spot on too, traffic out of Auckland was particularly heavy in the places where they said it would be, especially heading north out of Auckland and Wellington.
The trip from Wellington to the Kapiti Coast was 200 minutes at one time, as predicted.
Why is it that people ignore that information. I don’t get why people would rather be stuck in traffic, especially those that leave the day before the long weekend (to avoid the traffic perhaps?) given that they have access to the information.
Is the same thing going to happen tomorrow? Will you ignore the information available to you for free? Will you pack up the batch or wherever you go have been for your holiday weekend, the same as you did last year and get stuck in the same traffic jam you did last year and get home frazzled, feeling like you haven’t had a break, like you did last year?
Did you know the NZTA website is responsive now? That means that it works nicely on mobiles and tablets. Why not check your route before you go in case there is anything that could interfere with your journey? http://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/
So what is your time worth? Where would you rather be? If you’d rather be stuck in slow traffic on a nice sunny day, knock yourself out, but don’t complain, it was your choice.