Transport's become a strangely emotive issue lately.

Nothing infuriates some like a cycleway. Nothing is as pathetic, to others, as a new road.

It seems like you're either in one camp or the other. You either agree with Associate Minister Julie Anne Genter that road-loving motorists are "car fascists". Or you want to run self-righteous cyclists off the road.


It's a pity the debate has got so shrill. It's going to hurt us all in the end. Because politics is politics. And if you and I are choosing sides, then so are our vote-hunting politicians. And the side they