This week, Gridlock – Tauranga's No. 1 issue has laid bare the extent and impact of the city's traffic congestion.

As solutions to this increasing problem are pondered and debated, in the short-term, those driving to work and school each day need help.

The finale to this comprehensive five-part series is a special online tool which you can use to avoid the worst peak morning and evening traffic.

Every morning and evening for two weeks, the Bay of Plenty Times used Google Maps data to track commute times from eight different suburbs around Tauranga.


At 6.30am, 7am, 7.30am and 8am

When the traffic experiment was done

The eight routes

Gridlock – Tauranga's No. 1 issue