Gridlock

Early one morning this week, three Bay of Plenty Times reporters met in Welcome Bay to conduct an experiment.

As part of our comprehensive five-part series, Gridlock – Tauranga's No 1 issue, the reporters wanted to test what form of transport was the quickest on the city's overloaded roads.

Welcome Bay is undoubtedly one of the worst suburbs in Tauranga for traffic congestion during morning and afternoon peak-hour. It is also close enough to the city to make cycling a realistic alternative.

Kiri Gillespie was on her bike. Samantha Motion took a bus. Scott Yeoman drove his car.

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The start

Kiri

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Sam

Scott