The Bay of Plenty Times has launched Gridlock – Tauranga's No. 1 issue, a series examining what's gone wrong, the choke points and the impact on people, businesses and the wider city.

Today we talk to city and business leaders about the impact traffic congestion is having on the Bay's economy – with one saying there will be dire consequences if authorities don't tackle the problem soon.

Geoff Seavill spends $1000 a month on road tolls so the truck drivers he employs can avoid Tauranga's worst choke points.

Seavill says the expense is worth it to minimise the impact of


Urban Form and Transport Initiative