Traffic congestion is having a significant impact on people's lives with new figures showing a dramatic rise in the vehicle count at 10 of our busiest intersections.

This is affecting the time people wake up, leave home for work, drop off children, and arrive home at the end of the working day. In some cases, it means they're seeing less of their family.

And the impact is being felt at schools and before-and-after-school care centres across the city, with kids being dropped off before the doors have even opened.

This is the human impact of Gridlock – Tauranga's No. 1


'Everything's sort of dependent on the traffic now'