COMMENT

Chronic road congestion is taking a toll on the mobility of goods, services and people in New Zealand's major urban centres, costing us more than a billion dollars every year on wasted hours idling in traffic.

In Auckland, for instance, drivers spend an average 40 minutes of extra time delayed in traffic during their daily commute. That amounts annually to hundreds of hours lost by each commuter, increasing costs for businesses, reducing quality time between family members and exacerbating carbon emissions.

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