Your paper reported that Councillor Rick Curach (News, May 24) asked whether there was a risk of the Welcome Bay Lane reviews putting too much emphasis on "the interests of the cycling community rather than motorists".

This suggests to me that Curach does not understand the issue, which is that of traffic congestion.

From 2016-2017 Tauranga's traffic volumes increased 11 per cent and from 2017-2018, 7 per cent. Tauranga has neither the funds nor the space to build roads fast enough to deal with such increases and we are fast heading towards gridlock.

The potential solution is a


Consultation process


Budget comes early